Guards at the Guamajal prison in Villa Clara on Sept. 24 delivered a severe beating to political prisoner Marcelino Abreu Bonora, in apparent retaliation for a hunger strike he started three days earlier, according to a report posted at Payo LIbre.
Other prisoners told Abreu's sister that after beating him, guards threw Abreu into a tiny punishment cell and denied him needed medical care.
As for his hunger strike, started to demand his immediate release from jail, Abreu is continuing with his protest, a prisoner told human rights monitors last week.
Abreu was arrested Aug. 13, 2012 -- Fidel Castro's birthday -- after the police caught him distributing anti-government leaflets and shouting anti-Castro slogans.
It wasn't until more than a year later, on Aug. 29, 2013, that Abreu was tried, convicted of bogus charges of "public disorder" and "disrespecting" Fidel Castro and sentenced to 4 years in prison.