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Dec. 21, 1999

PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE STARTS FASTING. By Armando Añel, Cuba Free Press.

Havana.- Lázaro Constantín Durán, president of the Support Group of the Havana Association of Independent Pedagogues, started a fast last week, taking no solid foods in the prison which holds him in Valle Grande in Havana province.

As per information from the mother of Constantin's fellow prisoner Noris Duràn Duràn to the president of the association, prisoner Constantín will fast for 40 days in protest of the confiscation by Cuban authorities of the toys gathered by the pedagogue association to reward children participating in a drawing and poetry pageant organized by the association and another organization called Naturpaz.

According to Durán's mother, Constantín has been recognized by Amnesty,Int.,as a prisoner of conscience; his friends have expressed concern because of his uncertain health condition and the damage that an extended fast could do to him.

Armando Añel, Cuba Free Press.


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