Normando Hernandez, an extremely ill Cuban prisoner of conscience, is moved to a Havana hospital
Tania Maceda Guerra. Payo Libre. La Nueva Cuba, September 17, 2007.
Cuban prisoner of conscience, Normando Hernandez Gonzalez, was moved from Kilo 7 Prison in Camagüey to the Carlos J. Finlay Military Hospital in Havana.
Officials of State Security carried out the move in the early morning hours on Friday, September 14th, and according to what they told his wife, Yaraí Reyes Marín, the prisoner will be given a general checkup.
Hernández González is one of the Cuban prisoners of conscience whose state of health is critical, He suffers from Gastrointestinal Mal Absorption Syndrome, giardiasis (he has giardia cysts in the gall bladder), chronic inflammatory bowel disease, vitamin deficiency, malnutrition, irritable colon, constant headaches, two compressed cervical vertebrae, severe hypertension, and loss of vision.
In addition, his 2007 test for Tuberculosis by tuberculin skin test was strongly positive. He also suffers from fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, bouts of diarrhea and constipation. He has lost 30.8 lbs (14 kg).
Normando Hernández González, 39, is a prisoner of conscience of the Group of 75 who was arbitrarily arrested and summarily tried in March, 2003, and he is the director of the College of Independent Journalists in Camagüey. His home is located on Calle Buena Esperanza #18 between H and Luz Streets, in Vertientes, Camagüey, Cuba.
Translation to English: The Coalition of Cuban-American Women / TANYA WILDER / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Original news report in Spanish obtained from Cuba by: www.PayoLibre.com