Medical letter writing action: Cuba: Silencing opponents

This report describes cases which illustrate some of AI’s concerns in Cuba. They are: Dr Maria Valdez Rosaldo, a medical doctor and president of the unofficial Cuban Christian Democratic movement; Sebastian Arcos Bergnes, a dentist and Vice president of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights, arrested with two others on 15 January; Joel Duenas Martinez, said to have suffered epileptic fits in detention; Jose Luis Pujol Irizar, suffering from a serious eye condition; Luis Alberto Pita Santos, reportedly in poor health after a hunger-strike; Dr Eduardo Vidal Franco and two other members of the Liberation Christian Movement; Alejandro Fuentes Garcia, who suffers from kidney problems allegedly caused by beating. AI is also concerned about recent reports of deaths in detention.

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