Havana Cuba. – The prisoner Héctor Luis Rodríguez was beaten by the officer known as “Lieutenant Miguel” in the Valle Grande penitentiary, located west of the island’s capital, he informed CubaNet another inmate who demanded conditions of anonymity.
The source specifies that the punishment occurred on May 19 last. It adds that the prisoner was transferred at 10:00 at night to the “General Calixto García” Clinical Surgical University Hospital. However, at the time of communicating the information, he was kept in the medical post of the capital prison.
According to this person, Héctor Luis Rodríguez has had a head operation and has a platinum plate. The source also emphasizes that the blows were precisely in the area of the forehead, and that as a result the prisoner has a bruise in that area. He also indicates that the aforementioned officer hit him with the tonfa.
On the other hand, it was also learned that on the same day, in the dining room, prisoner Alexis Rodríguez Martínez was beaten by non-commissioned officer Maceo, a floor guard, while he was asking for medical assistance.
The source itself highlights that when witnessing this situation, the demonstrator of the 11J Harlen Oropesa Carrero, in an attempt to prevent the beating of these two prisoners, entered the dining room shouting “Help, they are beating me!”, but was taken out of there, pushed and handcuffed by other guards, including an officer known like “Tuna”.
Recently, Oropesa Carrero denounced several aggressions perpetrated against him by members of the repressive organs from the popular protests that occurred in Cuba on July 11, 2021.
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