Rivalta Junco had been held without judicial proceedings.
Until yesterday, he had been secluded in a small punishment cell, where he was denied medical treatment.
Such cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners is the reason why the Castro regime doesn't allow the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Organization Against Torture to inspect Cuba's prisons.
To add insult to injury, three democracy activists have just been arrested for trying to attend Rivalta Junco's funeral service. They are Damaris Moya , Yanoisi Contrera and Maday Garcia.