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OAS Says Cuba Responsible for Health of Hunger Strikers

The restored Capitolio landmark in Havana.

The restored Capitolio landmark in Havana.

Photographer: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images

The Organization of American States said it’s holding the government of Cuba responsible for the health of 27 members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba who have been on a 19-day hunger strike.

The members of the group, known as UNPACU, were fighting “for basic freedoms” and “facing a dictatorial regime,” according to a statement from the OAS General Secretariat.