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Cuban journalist Guillermo Fariñas recuperating after surgery stemming from his hunger strike

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  • September 6, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Cuban dissident and journalist Guillermo Fariñas, who in July ended his 135-day hunger strike, is recovering after emergency surgery to remove his gall bladder on Sept. 3, reported AFP and the Miami Herald.

Fariñas had been striking to demand the release of political prisoners on the island.

The journalist's mother told EFE that the doctors are monitoring Fariñas for blood clots resulting from his fast. He remains sedated, and his recovery is uncertain.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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