The blood of another Cuban who dared to demand his rights is on the hands of the Castro dictatorship.
Earlier this month, police officers murdered Juan Wilfredo Soto García after they arrested him at a park in Santa Clara.
On Sunday evening, prison inmate Salvador Ferrer Rodríguez at a Havana hospital after guards beat and threw him down a staircase at the Quivicán prison, according to the CIHPRESS news agency.
Ferrer reportedly was suffering from tuberculosis. Several inmates told CIHPRESS that guards, who apparently believed Ferrer was faking his illness, attacked him after he complained of not receiving adequate medical care.
The beatings continued after he was moved to the hospital, according to the report, which quoted a prisoner, Alexander Suárez Torres, who had talked to a nurse at the hospital.
Ferrer eventually died about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The CIHPRESS report recounted a conversation Suárez had when he asked a guard about what had happened.
"He told me (Ferrer) was fine. I clarified, telling him that those who had beaten him at the prison and here at the hospital had killed him. He called me aside and told me, 'Coño, Alexander, don't tell anyone that. Don't tell the masses, it will get worse and the beatings will continue."
No comment, of course, from the dictatorship. But the regime's defenders have taken to Twitter to insist that Ferrer died from tuberculosis, and that again an "unscrupulous campaign" has been launched against Cuba.
It's a defense similar to the one the dictatorship used in the Soto case.
So again, the world has a choice to make:
You can believe the accounts provided by several prisoners who as Suárez's account reveals, are risking their own lives by speaking out.
"National and international public opinion must be made aware of the death of a prisoner named Salvador Ferrer Rodríguez ... who was hospitalized because of a beating that guards had given him in recent days," said political prisoner Norberto Muños Palomino, who is serving a nine-year sentence for "enemy propaganda."
Or you can believe mouthpieces for a regime that for more than 52 years has made a habit of killing Cubans, and then lying about it to cover up the crime.