The prisoner’s mother Lazaro Lenin Almenares Alvarez who died in a prison in Granma province, was attacked at the funeral home for denouncing the lack of medical care that led to her son’s death.
According to an audio recording sent to the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights by relatives of the deceased, the oppressor was identified as José Luis hit the lady during her son’s funeral service at the funeral home, after the old woman demanded an answer for the gross negligence that ended the inmate’s life.
The woman’s daughter said the man scratched her face and marked the blow.
The victim’s sister also stated that “they let my nephew die because they didn’t give him medical care when he asked for it.”
According to his account, the young man’s mother went to the prison and begged her to take him home, but they told her that he had nothing and assured them that they had treated him in the Las Mangas prison medical ward, which the family after the finding denied getting out.
Lázaro Lenin Almenares Álvarez, 32, remained in Las Mangas prison in Bayamo for six days with bleeding in various organs without seeking medical attention until he was treated on Tuesday, but it was too late.
According to the complaint, prison guards said “he had nothing” and “he was just faking it”.
One of the relatives claimed the boy suffered blows to his body, back, ribs and collarbone.
“They let you die, my dear, my little boy!” his grieving mother cried at the foot of her son’s body on a hospital stretcher.
Almenares was sentenced to nine years in prison without parole after standing trial for defending an elderly farm produce seller and beating a police officer when he was attacked, one of the publications said.