Updated, Sept. 11, 2012 -- Enrique Figuerola has ended his hunger strike after 42 days, after other UNPACU activists told him they feared for his life.
Anti-Castro activists in Cuba are sounding the alarm about about the deteriorating condition of political prisoner Enrique Figuerola Miranda.
Figuerola, imprisoned since July 28, is a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, which has been targeted with more and more repression as it becomes more active in opposing the dictatorship.
Almost immediately after he was arrested during a carnival in Santiago de Cuba on a charge of "assault," Figuerola started a hunger strike that according to his wife has left him looking like a cadaver.
"His family and the Patriotic Union of Cuba are preoccupied for the life of this peaceful defender of human rights," said UNPACU leader Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, himself a former political prisoner.
Meanwhile, another jailed UNPACU activist, Jorge Cervantes, ended his lengthy hunger strike after his family pleaded with him to end his protest.