Two Cuban political prisoners, including one who had been on hunger strike, were released Friday, apparently after a State Security informant retracted an accusation that they had stolen a computer from another activist.
The prisoners were Rubislandis Ávila González and Roilán Alvarez Rensoler, who had been hospitalized because of his lengthy protest.
The Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) credited internations pressure as influencing the Castro regime to release the pair.
Meanwhile, another political prisoner, Marcelino Abreu Bonora, is on Day 57 of a hunger strike he started to demand his immediate release. He has been imprisoned since Aug. 13, 2012, when he took the occasion of Fidel Castro's birthday to distribute anti-communist leaflets and shout anti-Castro slogans.
A year later, he was tried, convicted and sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of "public disorder" and "disrespecting" Fidel Castro.
The effects of his hunger strike have landed him in intensive care in a hospital in Santa Clara.