UPDATED, 6:30 p.m. EST: Via Twitter, Yordis Garcia Fournier and others report that EIder Frometa Allen has been sentenced to three months in prison and fined 300 pesos for damaging a car belonging to a Cuban State Security official.
Cuban activist and former political prisoner Eider Frometa Allen has been on hunger strike since Feb. 18 after he was arrested under what his brother described as "nebulous" circumstances.
Frometa, an activist with the Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy, is carrying out his protest in a Cuban State Security jail in Guantanamo province, where he was taken after police raided his home.
Exactly why Frometa, who in 2012 was released from prison after 9 months, was arrested was not clear. Officials who raided his home did not confiscate any books, leaflets or anything else political in nature, said his brother Enyor Diaz Allen, himself a former political prisoner.
Diaz said his brother's arrest may be connected with a confrontation with a state security official the day before the raid.
Police officers are pushing back hard against Frometa, 23, and his hunger strike. After she was able to visit him in jail, his wife Odalis Rivero reported that guards are refusing him water to drink with the goal of "breaking his will" and forcing him to end his protest.