Cuba Gov. Says Zapata Well Treated

HAVANA TIMES, March 2 — The Cuban government maintains that its health authorities did everything possible to save the life of political prisoner Orlando Zapata who died last week at the Hermanos Amejeiras Hospital in Havana after an 85 day hunger strike.

According to a report last night on the State TV news, Zapata was given “specialized care”, but his health continued to worsen as a result of so many days without eating.

See the Cuban TV broadcast at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN6Sr78TDM0&feature=player_embedded

Meanwhile, 126 Cuban opposition members were detained after the death of Zapata and were all released within 24 hours, informed IPS, quoting Elizardo Sanchez, president of the Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission.


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