Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Petition for Guillermo Fariñas Hernández

To: International Secretariat 1 Easton Street London, WC1X0DW,UK

The Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández who is in a hunger strike without fluids since January 31, is presently in critical condition at the hospital Docente Quirúrgico Arnaldo Milián Castro in the province of Santa Clara. Fariñas who is in critical condition, is conscious and well oriented. He suffered from renal failure for a few hours but intravenous medication helped stabilize said situation, reported today a relative of the independent journalist to the Information Bridge Cuba-Miami. At the present time Fariñas is in isolation, extremely weak, suffering from headaches and pain in his joints, he is bleary and the lack of sensibility in his lower extremities has intensified.