December 18, 2000
HAVANA, December 13 (Luis Viño Zimerman) Iluminada Cáceres Aparicio, 89, suffered a heart attack as agents of the Department of State Security came to arrest her son, dissident Ramón Ávila Cáceres, 64, at their home November 29.
Ávila, along with the policemen, took his mother to the "Clínico Quirúrgico" hospital, where doctors diagnosed a miocardial infarction. Cáceres died at 5 p.m. The autopsy report listed the cause of death as "encephalic vascular complications" and "sudden meningoencephalitis."
Ávila said that when he asked the specialists about the odd determination of the cause of death, he was told: "That's the way it is; if you are not in agreement, talk to the ones who helped you bring her here."
Ávila said: "The State Security agents provoked my mother's death; it is evident that their presence in my house caused the attack she suffered. Not content with that, they manipulated the true cause of death to evade responsibility."
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