[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Update on Fariñas' Health

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Update on Fariñas' Health

Courtesy of Net For Cuba:

151 days on a hunger strike: Fariñas Hernandez' health takes a turn for the worse.

"If God wants me to die, I will die. I will be a Martyr
for the Free information in the World"

Guillermo Fariñas Hernández

(HABANA/CUBA/May 30/Puenteinfocubamiami.org)-
The cuban psychologist and independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, in a hunger strike since January 31 in protest, demanding from the Cuban government a free access to the internet, is suffering from pneumothorax, a life threatening condition caused by air within the pleural space, compromising cardiopulmonary function. He also presents high fever, pain on thorax incisions and is very weak.

On May 23rd, Fariñas had to be subjected to a Thoracentesis, a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space. At this time, doctors are evaluating follow up procedures for residual liquid is still present in the independent journalist's left lung.

Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, doctor in psychology and general director of Cubanacán Press, presently in parole due to health reasons began a hunger strike without fluids last January 31st, demanding that the Cuban government install free access to the internet in his home.

Reporting from Havana to The Cuba Miami News Bridge Bureau Vladimiro Roca Antunez, Todos Unidos Spokesperson. Given on the 25th day of May of 2006.


Anonymous No Joda Mas Chico said...

Free internet access??

What? NetZero's not cheap enough for him?

Ten dollars a month (13.50 cuc)

I'm sure he can afford even AOL with the money that the NED is paying him.

Geez, quit begging for attention and eat a fritanga already viejo!

6:35 PM, May 31, 2006  

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