Friday, August 19

Jailed Cuban Dissident on a Hunger Strike

The NY Sun is reporting on the hunger strike by Rene Gomez Manzano. Of course, the rest of the media is largly ignoring this. But, today is a different world. We can hope that between the alternative media, and more un-biased reporting by the ethical few, more attention can fall on Castro and his continued human rights violations.
Almost a month after the July 22 crackdown in which Cuba's communist dictator, Fidel Castro, rounded up and jailed over 30 pro-democracy activists, a detainee from the roundup and one of the island's leading dissidents, Rene Gomez Manzano, announced he was on a hunger strike, democracy leaders said yesterday.

While the American government said it had not yet confirmed Mr. Gomez's hunger strike, they denounced the roundup and his ongoing detention.