Cuba Post-‘Normalization’: Tortured Dissident Begins 24th Hunger Strike to Protest

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas sits at home in Santa Clara in this March 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/DESMOND BOYLAN/FILES
Guillermo Fariñas, a Cuban human rights activist who has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s concessions to dictator Raúl Castro, has declared himself on a hunger strike following a severe beating in which communist agents tortured him for hours for daring to inquire about the status of another dissident in custody.