Officials at the Kilo 7 prison in Camagüey province, where political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo was an inmate before he was hospitalized, have rapidly been trying to counter "the Zapata effect," according to political prisoner Claro Sánchez Altarriba.
Diario de Cuba reported that authorities have been working to break the links between political prisoners at Kilo 7, which reportedly is on "maximum alert," and the "common" prisoners at the jail. One method is to bring in more common prisoners into Kilo 7, presumably to dilute any trouble-making the politicals mighty try, according Sánchez.
Many of the new arrivals have had to sleep on the floor because of the lack of beds.
Also, one political prisoner, Victor Rolando Arroyo, has been transferred twice from Kilo 7 in recent days, according to the DDC report.
For more about Sánchez, who has been imprisoned since the "black spring" of 2003, read his Political Prisoner of the Week profile.
For more about Arroyo, read this.