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MIAMI HERALD More Cuban political prisoners put their lives on the line
By Frances Robles





Egberto Angel Escobedo completed his 17th year in a Cuban prison last Friday, and his 56th day of a hunger strike.


He's at a penitentiary called ``Red Ceramic'' in Camagüey, where the military keeps him in isolation to prevent other inmates from spreading word of his failing health.


Escobedo is one of at least five cases of political prisoners -- down from seven -- who are refusing food, in what experts say is an extraordinary surge of inmates at different Cuban lockups fighting over different causes...

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