Luz Marina Parada- Mother of the prisoner Lázaro Alonso Parada
The activist Lázaro Alonso Parada from the Independent and Democratic Cuban Party (CID) in Palma Soriano, was transferred to the Dos Rios Unit to the Prison of Aguadores in Santiago De Cuba, after being sentenced to a Preventive Imprisonment as a measure of caution, April 16, as confirmed by his mother Luz Marina Parada Licea.
“My son Lázaro, remains detained in hunger strike since the 8th. Later, after having been hit by the police officers Elgis Vázquez González and Danilo Kindelán Corrales, he was charged with Assault, Resistance and Contempt by Maikel, in the preliminary phase of his case 58-2010, in which they propose a sanction of 3 to 8 years of deprivation of liberty. At this time they want to twist things. They went to detain Lazaro for a March that we held in response to the call of Reina Tamayo under the motto ‘Zapata Vive’ and the demands of Guillermo Fariñas Hernández. My son only screamed “Batista sympathizers, these are Fidel’s police officers,’ and ‘Down with Fidel and Raúl.’
“They forbade our visiting him on Wednesday the 21, for continuing on a hunger strike, his condition is noticeably deteriorated due to his weight loss; but he screamed to me and to his brother Agustin that he remained firm and he still supports Reina and Coco Fariñas. I am satisfied of the support that the town of Palma Soriano has shown me, I cannot say that anybody failed to inquire about him and show their support,” the mother of the victim said in conclusion.
Translated by: Mari Mesa Contreras