A political prisoner from 11-J dies as a consequence of negligence by Cuban jail officers

Cuban political prisoner Luis Barrios Diaz He died Sunday at La Covatonga Hospital in Havana as a consequence of negligence by jail officers. Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH).

The Madrid-based NGO defined that Barrios Díaz, 37, had been affected by respiratory issues since final August, for which he was admitted at 1580 within the jail within the municipality of San Miguel del Patrón within the Cuban capital. , was later shifted to the above hospital for specialised therapy.

Though docs warned of the necessity to hospitalize him as a consequence of his severity, the jail authorities determined to return him to jail, alleging a scarcity of gas to warrant his everlasting commentary; Because of this his well being deteriorated.

On Saturday, after emergency surgical procedure, the political prisoner died of respiratory problems.

In accordance with the OCDH, in an “try and absolve themselves of duty” for negligence, Cuban authorities executed the extra-punitive license for Berrios Díaz with “unheard-of velocity.”

In January 2022, Luis Barrios Díaz was sentenced to 9 years in jail for the crimes of “public dysfunction” and “assault” for his participation within the historic protests of July 11, 2021 (11-J).

Prisoners’ Defenders presently has a file variety of 1,062 political prisoners on the island, most of whom are serving courtroom sentences or limitations on liberty by prosecutors since 9/11, with out judicial oversight or authorized safety.

For its half, the OCDH “reiterated the demand for the quick launch of all prisoners for political and conscientious causes, and recalled that though it is a matter of political will, the regime has at the very least eight authorized choices. .

The situation of different prisoners deteriorated

Likewise, the group remembers that “the well being of a number of political prisoners, equivalent to Felix Navarro and José Daniel Ferrer, has deteriorated, and that, underneath the UN Mandela Guidelines, it’s the authorities’s duty to supply satisfactory medical providers to prisoners. .

Final week, Navarro, 70, was transferred from Aquica jail to the Faustino Pérez hospital within the metropolis of Matanzas and returned to jail shortly after.

Navarro was a acknowledged political prisoner of the Black Spring of 2003; He was sentenced to 9 years in jail after his arrest on July 12, 2021, within the wake of the 9/11 anti-government protests.

OCDH requested a “report from democratic governments and the European Union” on the dire scenario of political prisoners on the island.