Cuban political prisoner Alcibiades Guerra Marin has been on hunger strike since Feb. 28, the same day he was tried on a charge of "disrespecting Fidel Castro" after he shouted "Abajo Fidel," or "Down With Fidel."
Guerra's family reports he is gravely ill, suffering the effects of his protest. His poor condition has even drawn the apparent concern of his jailers, with telephone calls from prison officials advising his family and the Hablemos Press news agency of his protest.
Guerra's wife, Melkis Faure Echevarría, said Guerra is unable walk.
"He has told us, they will release me or I will die, Guerra said.