Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 28 August 2016 — Regime opponent Guillermo Fariñas
received medical clearance on Saturday, after staying for several hours
at the Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital where he was taken because of his
delicate state of health after 39 days on a hunger and thirst
strike. The 2010 winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for
Freedom of Thought fainted at his home in the Chirusa neighborhood in
the city of Santa Clara, as was confirmed to this newspaper by his
mother, Alicia Hernandez.
On a phone call from 14ymedio’s newsroom to the observation room in the
hospital, an employee confirmed that Fariñas “arrived unconscious at
about three in the afternoon,” but an hour and a half later was “better
as he opened his eyes.”
Alicia Hernandez said her son “recovered consciousness” and the decision
about whether he should remain in the hospital or be discharged would
depend on “how he reacts to treatment,” a reference to the rehydration
sera administered during his stay in the observation room.
The dissident suffers severe dehydration and severe joint pain. This is
the fourth time he was transferred to the hospital after fainting.
Along with his mother, several activists from the Anti-totalitarian
Forum (FANTU) were also with Fariñas in the hospital.
Source: Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio –
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