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Cuban political prisoner, Antúnez, is denied family calls and other basic rights for speaking on Radio Republica


Placetas, Cuba, March 7th, 2006. In an urgent telephone call Bertha Antúnez Pernet informed the Cuban Democratic Directorate that her brother, political prisoner Jorge Luís García Pérez “Antúnez”, has just declared himself on hunger strike because of the Kilo 7 Prison’s decision to deny his right to weekly family telephone calls and to receive food in his cell. He fears for his life due to the physical danger of his area, surrounded by highly dangerous common criminals.


“The Chief of Interior Security who goes by the name "Didier", indicated to the people who distribute food that my brother could not receive food in the cell where he is located, and he told my brother that from that moment, his right to telephone calls was suspended, and he said that Radio República and Janisset Rivero should bring him a cell phone if he wanted to speak by telephone because he was no longer going to use the prison's telephone. They are doing all of this because my brother had the opportunity to speak on the program Barrio Adentro to denounce what occurs inside the prison,” affirmed Bertha Antúnez from Placetas.


These rights, for which Antúnez carried out another hunger strike in November 2005, should not be used by Kilo 7 Prison authorities to taunt prisoners. Antúnez, who has been unjustly imprisoned for almost 16 years, at least has the right to denounce the human rights violations committed against political prisoners and common prisoners in the Kilo 7 prison in Camagüey.


The Cuban Democratic Directorate blames the prison official Julio César Bombino González, from the Camagüey province’s State Security and Major Filiberto Hernández Luis, Director of the Kilo 7 prison for anything that may happen to Antúnez at this moment. In the same manner, we raise an alert to the international community, democratic countries, and international human rights organizations to become echoes of this injustice.


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