The relatives of the citizen Joelvis Viscay Hernández, who died due to alleged suicide on November 28 in Guantánamo, criticized that there is a lack of transparency on the part of the authorities to clarify the reasons for the death.
Viscay Hernández, 28, allegedly died by hanging, under unclear circumstances, inside the Guantánamo Operations Unit, where he was detained.
Authorities told the family they still don’t know who was on duty because the record book hasn’t been found, his brother Roydeinis Viscay told Radio Televisión Martí.
According to Cubalex, Vizcay was arrested early on November 28 at his family’s house. The reasons for the arrest are unknown.
“On the afternoon of the 28th, the family was informed about the alleged suicide. The family member who provided the information highlighted the lack of details on how the action took place, considering that belts, ropes or cloths are not allowed in the cells,” said the X organization.
There is no sign that the victim’s body was hanging, said a relative of Cubalex. The burial took place on November 30 at the municipal cemetery.
It is considered a death in custody, another behind the Cuban regime.
Another of these deaths occurred on September 28. Cuban prisoner Dayron Mena Bu, 29 years old, died after being electrocuted by an invisible high voltage line while hanging near the Laguna Blanca prison, in the province of Santiago de Cuba.
As a result of the accident, Mena Bu suffered burns, for which a leg had to be amputated, and “generalized sepsis due to complications from a bacteria acquired in state custody. He also could not breathe well, and after a few days of doing it with mechanical help, they removed the devices,” criticized the program of the Cuban Prison Documentation Center.
The center pointed out that the death of Mena Bu is the responsibility of the regime for forcing him to work without qualification and without adequate means of protection.
Previously, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights reported the death of political prisoner Luis Barrios Díaz, 37, in Havana, due to lack of medical care.