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Cuban political prisoner Osvaldo Rodriguez Acosta on Jan. 24 started a hunger strike to demand that prosecutors invesigate police for stealing money from him and his family, according to a report posted by the CIHPRESS news agency.
"I demand they open an investigation because that is a violation," said Rodriguez, head of the Cuban Patriotic Alliance Movement.
Rodriguez, his wife Juana Castillo and their son Osvaldo were beaten and arrested Sept. 23. They were charged with assaulting an Interior ministry official during an earlier raid.
Castillo was released Jan. 1 after more than three months in jail. The couple's son remains held, facing charges of attempted murder and destroying state property after someone damaged the windshield on a police vehicle.
The family has denied the charge.
The elder Rodriguez is currently an inmate the El Combinando del Este prison in Havana.