Cuban political Alfredo Dominguez Batista insists you don't call it a hunger strike, but he has quit eating solid food to protest the quality of the meals available at the Tipico Viejo in prison, saying they are aggravating his medical condition. He also is refusing to use the telephone or receive visits from his family as part of his protest, saying guards have repeatedly insulted his wife, according to a report posted at Miscelaneas de Cuba.
Dominguez, who has been imprisoned since the "black spring" crackdown of 2003, said that since Jan. 30 he has limited himself to drinking milk and soft drinks that meet his dietary needs. Like other prisoners, Dominguez suffers from digestive problems brought on and/or aggravated by the poor quality of the food in the Castro gulag.
"This is not a strike," Dominuez said, noting that he is sustaining himself with a liquid diet. "My position is peaceful and firm."
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