The United States Embassy in Cuba came out in favor of the independent activist and artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, after the Castro government forcibly entered his home during his hunger strike.
The US government shared a statement on social media urging the regime to protect the well-being of the leader of the San Isidro Movement.
The embassy appealed for a dignified treatment to the independent artist, who is on a hunger strike for a week demanding an end to the repression on the island and the return of his works of art seized without justification.
“Like all Cubans, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We have seen reports that he is hospitalized and his condition is stable. We urge the authorities to protect their well-being at this difficult time, ”the publication reads.
Like all Cubans, @LMOAlcantara deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We have seen reports that he is hospitalized and his condition is stable. We urge the authorities to protect his well-being at this difficult time.
– United States Embassy in Cuba (@USEmbCuba) May 2, 2021
This is not the first time that the institution is in favor of the activists and dissidents of the Island, since last Friday they were against the arrests that occurred during a demonstration in favor of Otero Alcántara.
Similarly, yesterday the Acting Undersecretary of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the State Department, Julie Chung, assured that the US Government was extremely concerned about the hunger and thirst strike that the independent artist was going through.
“The United States is extremely concerned for the well-being of Cuban activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and urges the Cuban government to take immediate measures to protect his life and health,” the official’s tweet reads.
.@WHAAsstSecty: The United States is extremely concerned about the well-being of the Cuban activist @LMOAlcantara and urges the Cuban government to take immediate measures to protect his life and health. https://t.co/GoEn3HvX6a
– United States Embassy in Cuba (@USEmbCuba) May 1, 2021
For its part, the Castro government assured that the leader of the San Isidro Movement was at the Calixto García Hospital in Havana, where different medical evaluations were being carried out.
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