Last Monday, November 20, The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) denounced the death of political prisoner Luis Barrios Díaz.
The 37-year-old man remained in jail since the protests of July 11, 2021.
The cause of death, according to the OCDH, “It has to do with alleged negligence on the part of the prison authorities.”
“Luis Barrios Díaz He died this Sunday afternoon at La Covadonga Hospital, in Havana. as a consequence of respiratory complications,” said the human rights body.
“Mr. Barrios Díaz He had presented worrying symptoms since August, being admitted to the infirmary of prison 1580 in San Miguel del Padrón and later transferred to the aforementioned hospital to receive specialized care.”, he detailed.
“Nevertheless, Despite medical warnings, the authorities decided to return him to prison, citing the lack of resources for transfer and hospital surveillance.“he added.
The death certificate, for its part, maintains that the inmate, who underwent emergency surgery last Saturday, November 18, “He did not overcome the post-surgical complications, dying in the intensive care unit.”
Resident at Pasaje Raúl number 38 between Hatuey and Lindero, in the Párraga neighborhood (Arroyo Naranjo municipality), Barrios Díaz He was convicted in January 2022 by the Municipal Court.
The sentence issued by the entity attached to the regime led by Miguel Díaz-Canel was 9 years in prison, for his participation in the 11J demonstrations, accused of alleged crimes of “public disorder and attack”.