The Cuban opponent Guillermo Farinas, Sakharov Prize-2010, completed on Friday its first week of hunger strike, and despite his deteriorating health, he refused to be hospitalized in order not to be borne by the state, doctors have announced. "
I feel very tired. I'm sleepy but as I am aware I refuse to be hospitalized because of what has been published about me on the blog Yohandry Government (www.yohandry.com) ", said by telephone to AFP Guillermo Farinas, from his home in Santa Clara, 280 km east of Havana.
Yohandry was posted on Wednesday a text in which it is asserted that the medical device to "keep alive Farinas" is not paid by the opponent with the "50,000 euros" or its Sakharov Prize by the "European Parliament" whom it was granted, but by the public health system that must support "whims".
Farinas, 49, sociologist and online journalist, said he had explained his position to a team of seven doctors who visited his bedside on Thursday to convince him of the need to be hospitalized, which was confirmed by his mother, the nurse Alicia .
By its action of protest, Farinas seeks to "make the government pay a political cost and maximum score for the jackpot, the million dollars from the Nobel Prize for Peace, says on its side the government blog.
The last hunger strike flour - which has to its credit a score of hunger strikes over the past fifteen years - lasted 135 days in 2010. It was intended to secure the release of political prisoners.
Currently he observes a fast for the government deems responsible for the death of an opponent, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Hospital Santa Clara May 8, three days after being briefly detained in the park in this city and having been beaten by police.
The authorities said Mr. Soto, 46, was detained for "endangering public order" and he died of pancreatitis. The Government considers that Guillermo Farinas, like other opponents, is a mercenary in the pay of the United States and the case Soto is part of a campaign orchestrated by the enemies of the island.