Retaliation Against Prisoner Who Reported Terrible Conditions of Forced Labor / Luis Felipe Rojas

Kilo 7 Prison, in Camagüey. See link below to interview in Spanish.

Luis Felipe Rojas, 4 October 2018  — The common prisoner Vidal Valentín Antúnez Díaz denounced that he was transferred from a correctional center in Sancti Spíritus to the Kilo 7 prison in Camagüey after advocating for better living and working conditions in the manufacture of charcoal.

The prisoner explained in a telephone call that shortly after denouncing the terrible conditions in which he lives and works, the reprimand by authorities was immediate.

“Lack of water, mattresses chopped in half, terrible nutrition and the worst conditions for a person who, according to authorities, collaborates for the economy of this country,” Vidal said.

“Here you can’t say whatever you want to,” the guards warned.

Click here for interview in Spanish.

Translated by Wilfredo Díaz Echevarria