Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Cuban media on the hunger strike
Cuban television broadcast a 15-minute video (here on YouTube) on the hunger strike conducted by Martha Beatriz Roque and fellow dissidents, alleging that she had a neighbor (who appears on camera) bring her food. Asked about this, Roque told AP that the question offended her and that “an avocado cannot bring down a hunger strike.” The video presents doctors who said her condition was good, recorded conversations with reporters and U.S. activists, and audio and video showing contact with U.S. diplomats. It also includes an apparent conversation with the wife of the prisoner for whom the hunger strike was undertaken, in which the wife says the prisoner had broken off his hunger strike and Roque reacted with some anger. Cuban media accounts are here in English and Spanish.