sábado, junio 03, 2006
Cuban psychologist on a hunger strike: Fariñas Hernandez' health takes a turn for the worse.
Havana, Cuba. May 31 2006.
"If God wants me to die, I will die. I will be a Martyr for the Free information in the World" .Guillermo Fariñas Hernández
Cuban psychologist and independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, in a hunger strike since January 31 in protest, demanding from the Cuban government a free access to the internet, is suffering from pneumothorax, a life threatening condition caused by air within the pleural space, compromising cardiopulmonary function. He also presents high fever, pain on thorax incisions and is very weak.
On May 23rd, Fariñas had to be subjected to a Thoracentesis, a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space. At this time, doctors are evaluating follow up procedures for residual liquid is still present in the independent journalist's left lung.
Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, Doctor in Psychology and general director of Cubanacán Press, presently in parole due to health reasons began a hunger strike without fluids last January 31st, demanding that the Cuban government install free access to the Internet in his home.
! Last News! Guillermo Fariñas rushed to surgery.
The Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández who is in a hunger strike without fluids since January 31 had to Be rushed into surgery this afternoon around three o'clock.
"Doctor had to perform an urgent thoracic surgery where one thousand milliliters of liquid were removed from Guillermo's lung"- declared this evening to the Cuba Miami News Bridge Alicia Hérnandez, mother of the independent journalist, who continued saying- "he is back in the intensive care unit, connected to the artificial respirator; he is somewhat conscious but doctors say the next 8 hours are critical".
Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, doctor in psychology and general director of Cubanacán Press, presently in parole due to health reasons began a hunger strike without fluids last January 31st, demanding that the Cuban government install free access to the internet in his home.
This information was given from Santa Clara by Alicia Hernández, mother of Guillermo Fariñas, to the Cuba Miami News Bridge on the evening of June 2nd of 2006.
Publicado por EG en 6/03/2006 07:27:00 p. m.