My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hunger Striker in Cuba may die....

Will the loony left pay any attention???
Cuba's state-run media said Saturday that an opposition activist who has refused food and water for 129 days has actually gained weight due to intravenous feeding, but that he has suffered a blood clot that left him "in danger of potential death."

In an unusual step, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported that Guillermo Farinas is conscious and stable but could slip into grave condition at any time.

It quoted Armando Caballero, head of intensive care at Arnaldo Milian Castro University Hospital in the central city of Santa Clara, where Farinas has been treated since March 11.

"We are pushing the limits (of Farinas' health), now more than ever," Caballero said.

Farinas has drawn international attention since he stopped eating and drinking on Feb. 24 to demand that authorities free dozens of political prisoners and to protest the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died after his own long hunger strike in prison -- the first Cuban opposition figure to die after refusing food in nearly 40 years.

Cuba's government says it hold no political prisoners, charging that dissidents are paid agents of Washington working to destablize its government.


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