miércoles, julio 05, 2006

Prison inmate insulted by X-ray tech.


By: Antonio Femenías. *

Morón, Cuba - June 2006- "We have to kill them all," said an X-ray technician at the North polyclinic in Moron when she realized her patient was a political prisoner brought in from the nearby prison.

When the prisoner, Pablo Pacheco, retorted that he was for a dialogue among all Cubans and couldn't condone the shootings [the method of execution used in Cuba], the woman explained she meant hanging, as she saw no point in wasting lead with those not in agreement with the Revolution.

Pacheco, who had been taken to the polyclinic for an X-ray on his injured knee, said the woman's behavior bothered his guards, who told her she had no right to insult the patient.

Pacheco is serving a 20-year sentence imposed in March, 2003 for his activities as an independent journalist.

* Independent journalist. Patria Agency. Read in Spanish made click in note’s title.