Was it TB or was it a beat down by his jailers?
One indicator may be the reprisals being carried out by the Castro regime against those other prisoners who dared to inform the world of what they saw and heard, as reported by the CIHPRESS news agency.
The coverup includes threatening prisoner Norberto Muños Palomino with removal from the mininum security area of his prison; and throwing prisoner Alexander Suárez Torres into a punishment cell. Suárez started a hunger strike after guards informed him that any privileges he had been enjoying had been revoked.
I guess we now know the truth about what happened to Salvador Ferrer Rodriguez.