Former Cuban political prisoner Ariel Sigler Amaya will fly to Miami on Wednesday, July 28, to receive needed medical care, according to Radio Martí, citing an AFP report.
Sigler was released from prison June 12 on a medical parole after more than seven years in the Castro gulag. But not until he threatened on Monday to start a hunger strike, did the Cuban government provide him with a visa to leave the country.
The United States government had earlier agreed to allow Sigler to enter the country on a humanitarian visa.
A former heavyweight boxer, Sigler, 46, was left a paraplegic by his time in prison.