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Cuban authorities ‘responsible' for activist's death on hunger strike

Headline Title:  Cuban authorities ‘responsible' for activist's death on hunger strike 20 January 2012 The death in custody of a Cuban prisoner of conscience after a hunger strike is a shocking reminder of the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent, Amnesty International said today.Wilman Villar Mendoza, 31, died this morning in Juan Bruno Zayas Hospital in the city of Santiago where he was transferred from prison on 13 January due to health problems allegedly arising from a hunger strike protesting at his unfair trial and imprisonment. He was serving a four-year…

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