Cuban political prisoner Osvaldo Rodríguez Acosta, who in April was sentenced to 9 years in prison, has been on hunger strike since May 10 to demand a retrial.
Rodriguez, leader of the Patrioic Alliance Movement in the town of Bejucal, and his son, Osvaldo Rodríguez Castillo, were convicted of trumped-up charges, after police last year raided their home. The younger Rodríguez was sentenced to five years in prison, and the pair's wife and mother was sentenced to 5 years of labor without incarceration.
Human rights activist Sara Marta Fonseca said Rodríguez Acosta started his protest after he spent several days in an isolation cell for demonstrating against the Castro dictatorship.
His captors returned him to the punishment cell, but his wife was able to see him on May 16. On June 4, he was transferred to the prison hospital, and later to the National Hospital, where he remains.
For more, read the report from Diario de Cuba.