1 June 2004


Imprisoned journalist Normando Hernández González reportedly ends hunger strike

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Normando Hernández González


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(RSF/IFEX) - In a telephone discussion with RSF on the evening of 26 May 2004, imprisoned journalist Normando Hernández González's wife Yaraí Reyes Marín said she had recently spoken to the Pinar del Río prison warden, who is known by the name of "Jesús". The warden confirmed that Hernández González has ended his hunger strike.

The journalist's wife could not confirm if Hernández González's earlier demands were met. The journalist is expected to remain in his cell for 21 days following the end of his hunger strike and is not allowed to call his wife in the interim. Reyes Marín said she believed the prison warden was telling the truth. She believes her husband probably decided to end his hunger strike after arriving at an acceptable agreement with the prison authorities.


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