Cuban independent journalist Caridad Caballero Batista, reports that Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, a prisoner of conscience imprisoned during Cuba’s Black Spring, has been interned in the medical post at the provincial prison of Holguín, Cuba since April 13th.

His health has deteriorated dangerously. However, he had to plea repeatedly with the penal authorities to receive medical attention. He’s suffering from “acute pain in the cervical area of his spine, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, malaise, asthma and pulmonary congestion. He’s being hydrated intravenously and is wearing a neck brace”

The lack of medical attention is a constant complain from Cuban prisoners. On April 12th, Cuban doctor Darsi Ferrer, abandoned an almost two month long hunger strike after the Cuban regime agreed to give him medical attention for a dental infection. Ferrer also obtained the promise that his case will be finally heard in court. He has been in prison since July 21st, 2009 for allegedly buying some bags of cement and other construction materials (only available in the black market) to repair his home. He has not been taken to court, and neither arraigned nor tried.

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