Luis Armando Cruz Aguilera, Cuba

They denounce cruel and degrading treatment against a 11J prisoner in Combinado del Este

MIAMI, United States. — The protester of July 11, 2021 (11J) Luis Armando Cruz Aguilera would be subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the Combinado del Este prison in Havana, he informed CubaNet Celia Aguilera, mother of the inmate.

The woman denounced that the protester had already been demanding medical assistance for several days due to ear pain, for which the prison doctor ordered an ear wash in an outpatient clinic.

The inmate was taken on August 22 to a medical consultation at the Miguel Enríquez hospital (Havana) chained hands and feet with handcuffs known as “shakiras.” He was kept like this even while undergoing treatment.

Luis Armando Cruz Aguilera confessed to his mother that when he returned to prison his hands and feet were very numb and that he could no longer bear the pain.

Celia Aguilera also reiterates that her son is diabetic and that he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the alleged crime of sedition, one of the most applied charges against the 11J protesters.

The young Luis Armando Cruz Aguilera joined the demonstrations that day in the Santa Amalia neighborhood while holding the position of instructor sergeant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).

After being detained and going through several units of the political police, Cruz Aguilera was transferred to the Jovenes de Occidente prison. Later, he went to the Valle Grande prison and later to the Combinado del Este, where he is currently.

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