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Jailed Cuban willing to die

Barry Alleyne

Jailed Cuban willing to die

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Fourteen days into a hunger strike, and 28 pounds lighter after refusing to accept meals, Cuban citizen Raul T. Garcia is prepared to die in prison for his cause.
The DAILY NATION has learnt that since Garcia started a hunger strike at Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds on January 17, he has already lost 28 pounds, and will continue to refuse meals until he is freed. Or until he dies.
“I spoke to him last Thursday, and he told me he is willing to go all the way. He is willing to die in an effort to earn his freedom,” Garcia’s sister Elena Trillas told the DAILY NATION yesterday from Miami, Florida, where Raul’s brothers and sister live.
Garcia was moved from the prison’s general population last week, and is now confined alone.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.