Inmate punished for shooting secret videos.
A Colombian inmate who appeared in one of the videos to proclaim his innocence has been on a hunger strike hunger strike, refusal to eat as a protest against existing conditions. Although most often used by prisoners, others have also employed it. For example, Mohandas Gandhi in India and Cesar Chavez in California fasted as religious penance during otherwise political or for more than a month and was moved to a cell in the hospital wing of the Combinado del Este prison, the newspaper said.
Opposition activists also reported that all but one of the 43 government critics arrested in eastern Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba (säntyä`gō thā k`bä), city (1994 est. pop. 385,800), capital of Santiago de Cuba prov., SE Cuba. have been released. The exception was Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, a leading dissident and former political prisoner.
Dissident journalist Virgen Dania Garcia said Dalvinder Singh Jagpal, an Indian citizen who shot the 10 videos inside the Combinado del Este prison in January, had been transferred to the notorious Aguica prison in Matanzas province Matanzas is one of the provinces of Cuba. Major towns in the province include Cárdenas, Jovellanos and the capital of the same name, Matanzas. The resort town of Varadero is also located in this province. .