FREDDY PÉREZ CABRERA
Just as denounced by the Cuban Revolutionary Government in a recent oficial release, the death, due to natural causes of a Cuban citizen in central Villa Clara province, continues to be the target of manipulation by the misinformation transnational companies.
Testimonies by relatives, medical experts and people in general confirm that Cuba is facing a vulgar media aggression.
ROSA SOTO GARCÍA.
Rosa Soto Garcia, sister of the deceased person named Juan Wilfredo Soto Rodriguez, said that he was suffering from several conditions, including gout disease, high blood pressure, migraine, and a size-increased heart, for which he had been under medical treatment for many years. Soto admitted that her brother had a careless living style and he did not abide by medical indications.
“This about him being beaten is a big lie. There were no signs of beats on him; it is all a fabrication by counterrevolutionary propaganda. We feel hurt by this campaign they have launched, which has brought deep pain to our family,” said the woman as she thanked for the medical attention her brother received.
“Just see how angry we are about this, that on the same day of the burial, my brother’s son, who is only 14 years old, found this action by the “dissidents” so disgusting that he asked them to leave the cemetery,” Rosa Soto pointed out.
DOCTOR RICARDO RODRÍGUEZ JORGE.
Madelin Soto, a niece Wilfredo considered as his own child, also expressed her surprise at the propagandistic orchestration. “I went to see him at the hospital and I did not see any signs of violence on his body. And if he had only been scratched, he would have told me because he fully trusted me.”
Law student Yasmil Perez Rodriguez, husband of Madelin Soto, who took Wilfredo Soto to hospital, said that on Friday, May 6 Wilfredo’s daughter appeared desperate at his place asking him to take her father to the doctor. “When I got there he had perspirations, he could not feel his feet and we even had to take him down from the fourth floor on a wheel chair. At the Arnaldo Milian hospital he was submitted to several tests and he received all the medications, but he did not react positively to the treatment.
In the face of his worsening condition, he was transferred to the intensive care unit, where he remained until he died.”
Yasmil added that he accompanied his wife’s uncle since 9:00 a.m. Friday until the next day, so he had enough time to talk to him, take him to the washroom, undress him but he never saw the slightest sign of violence on his body, and “if what these people are saying were true, he would have surely told me about because there was no secret between the two of us.”
YASMIL PÉREZ RODRÍGUEZ.
The day of the alleged beating, Juan Wilfredo was at the Parque Vidal since very early hours as he used to do, according to several witnesses, including some self-employed workers who sell flowers at the park, along with others currently working in the area. They all agreed to describe the events that took place on May 5, in which the man had been involved.
Flower vendor Jorge Alvarez Cabrera said that close to 9:00 a.m. he heard a person scream counterrevolutionary slogans and that it was Wilfredo, whom he knew for his usual presence at the place. “I saw two policemen, one of them was a woman, taking him to the police car, without any struggle in the action; he got in the car by himself.” Alvarez recalled that shortly after that he saw Wilfredo again at the park and that he came to ask him for a light to lit up a cigarette; Alvarez answered that he did not smoke.
AMADO GÓMEZ RODRÍGUEZ.
Also a flower vendor, Amado Gomez Rodriguez said that Wilfredo looked as usual that day, strong as always and with no signs of the alleged “beating” referred to by the enemies of the Cuban Revolution.
After a while, Wilfredo entered a cafeteria at the Santa Clara Libre Hotel, where he had a snack, said the workers at the place.
But the serious health problems that faced Juan Wilfredo did not appear first that day, but long before, according to Doctor Nestor Vega Alonso, first degree specialist in Internal Medicine, who had treated the patient in frequent occasions since 2008.
The doctor said that Wilfredo had been hospitalized that year in Ward C of the Medicince Section as he was suffering from a generalized edema and high blood pressure. After making deep studies, the doctors detected an expanded heart condition, something serious that added to the gout disease and diabetes mellitus; all this led to a reserved prognosis of his life.
The doctor said that the patient had come to his office in several occasions suffering from ventricular malfunction and high blood pressure, as well as high triglycerides, which is one of the main causes for pancreatitis, disease that finally led to his death.
According to the criteria of forensic doctor Ricardo Rodriguez Jorge, with over 14 years of experience in his specialty and in charge of the autopsy, the cause of death was acute pancreatitis, with hemorrhagic spots at tail and body levels, and due to previous pathologies all parameters were altered as a result of an unbalanced situation.
The expert explained that the autopsy revealed no signs of violence neither at internal or external levels nor in the anterior or posterior sides. The skull and neck were in normal conditions, and in the thorax, his lungs were those of a smoker, with a heart of increased size.
As to the version given by the counterrevolution that the alleged beating could have triggered the pancreatitis, the doctor describe it as impossible and stressed that for a trauma to affect the pancreas it must be visible. But as it has been admitted by medical personnel and the relatives of Juan Wilfredo, he did not present the slightest sign of contusion.
In the face of so much unquestionable evidence, we could ask: how can lies continue to be used? Is it not enough the over-five-decade records of the Revolution without a single tortured, disappear or murdered person?
Cuba strongly rejects lies.