Official Communication: Angel Santiesteban Admitted to Salvador Allende
Hospital with Dengue Fever / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on September 18, 2013
From Friday the 13th, Angel Santiesteban Prats presented with sporadic
fever spikes, without the prison authorities responding to his requests
for medical attention.
Just yesterday afternoon, Tuesday the 17th, they decided to send him
"just as a routine" to the doctor, and after the results of the clinical
test were back, they allowed him to be admitted with "suspected" dengue
fever, into Salvador Allende hospital in the Cerro municipality.
According to how things go, he will be discharged.
They invented crimes he did not commit to imprison him and to silence
his uncomfortable voice, critical of the dictatorship, refusing to
listed to their own witness at his rigged trial, and all the witnesses
to his innocence.
Imprisoned unjustly, they also refused to listen when he said he felt
ill and needed medical attention, he had to endure five days with a
fever for them to, finally, take him to a doctor.
Today he is admitted with "suspected" dengue fever.
How far does the regime intend to go? Angel spoke the truth when he said
that he was innocent, Angel spoke the truth when he said, beginning on
Friday, that he felt sick and had a fever. And here we have new proof
that Angel always tells the truth: Angel has dengue fever.
In Cuba there are epidemics of dengue fever and cholera. In Cuba there
is a complete lack of freedom and an abundance of cholera, dengue fever
and official lies. These are truths that they can no longer hide though
they keep trying. Every effort will be useless.
Raul Castro Ruz, you and your cliques are absolutely responsible for the
integrity of Angel Santiesteban-Prats, recently awarded the
International Frank Kafka Novels of the Drawer Prize, and whose
prize-winning novel, "The Summer God Was Sleeping," was presented with
great success at the Cervantes Institute in Berlin on that same Friday
the 13th — when he was already demanding medical attention — despite the
futile attempts of the government to rain on the parade through
"Netxwerk Cuba." The world is watching, the world is waking up. Just
yesterday, in Geneva, once again the painful and shameful attempts of
your representatives to silence Ofelia Acevedo, widow of Oswaldo Payá,
failed before the Human Rights Council of the UN.
Every day there is less room for impunity and we hold you directly
responsible, Raul Castro Ruz, for the life of Angel Santiesteban-Prats.
18 September 2013
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