Cuba: Further information on Medical action: Dr Desi Mendoza Rivero

Index Number: AMR 25/040/1997

AI is renewing its call for the release of Dr Desi Mendoza who was arrested in June 1997 and imprisoned, reportedly in connection with a critique he had made of the handling of a dengue fever epidemic in Santiago de Cuga. He has been adopted as a prisoner of conscience, AI is also seeking assurances that he will receive whatever care is needed for his heart problems.

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