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Nov. 12, 1999,

HE OPTED FOR COMMITTING SUICIDE By Estrella García Rodríguez, General Secretary of the Cuban Democratic Labor Confederation, for Cuba Free Press.

MANZANILLO - Jorge Ortega Arias, age 33, of Manzanillo, Granma province, recently was sentenced to 25 years on charges of stealing two bed sheets, two pillow cases and a radio.

In prison, he got involved in what were described as "complications" and had three more years added to his sentence. Prison-mates said he was humiliated and and had "vexations committed against him." On Nov. 8, he hung himself in his cell, according to information from José Angel Saborit Proenza.

Estrella García Rodríguez, General Secretary of the Cuban Democratic Labor Confederation, for Cuba Free Press.


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