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Cuban teenager Enrique Lozada is one of some 60 Cuban activists currently on hunger strike in an attempt to force the Castro dictatorship to release from jail his father, Luis Enrique Lozada Igarza. The elder Lozada has been on hunger strike since he was arrested April 9, and last week announced he was no longer drinking water.
Both father and son were hospitalized suffering the effects of their protest.
On Tuesday, the Patriotic Union of Cuba released a video statement from his son, in Spanish with English subtitles:
Hunger strikes against the Castro regime are dangerous, if only because they rarely sway the regime to act. But at 17, Enrique Lozada has proven himself worthy to carry his father's name.
And to serve as an example to Cubans of all ages of the courage it takes to take on, and eventually defeat, the Castro regime.
For more on the protests, read Pedazos de la Isla blog.
UPDATED, May 1, 2013
Here is a video of what happened when paramedics arrived to provide treatment to the teenager and his mother. (It is worth noting that no one at the house called for the paramedics.)