Jailed Cuban artist begins another hunger strike; other activists join protest

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Imprisoned Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, whose performances and hunger strikes have inspired a pro-democracy artists’ movement on the island, is again refusing to eat to call attention to the incarceration of hundreds of Cubans who protested against the government on July 11. Otero Alcántara, who is currently in a maximum-security prison in Guanajay, west of Havana, was arrested that day when he tried to join the demonstrations. He faces charges of assault, contempt of the authorities and resisting police. His partner, art curator Claudia Genlui, posted on Facebook about hi…

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