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(BosNewsLife) The family of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, one of Cuba’s most prominent detained Christian dissidents, fears he may become ill or die as prison officials have denied him food for nearly three weeks, a human rights group claimed Wednesday July 7. Christian Solidarity Worldwide said is had obtained a letter from Dr. Biscet, which was smuggled out of prison, in which he expresses concern about his situation. “Since June 17 I haven’t had any food brought to me, practically forcing me to be on a hunger strike. No one has given me an explanation for this, not even the prison director,” he was quoted as saying in the letter. BosNewsLife did not see the original letter, but CSW and other organizations are known to have close contacts with persecuted Christians. His wife, Elsa Morejón Hernández, reportedly said recently that Dr. Biscet joined other prisoners in shouting “Down with the Castro-Communist dictatorship” during a recent act of civil disobedience at the Kilo 8 prison in Pinar del Rio . Dr. Biscet was sentenced to 25 years following a recent arrest of over 70 dissidents accused of acts against the government.