Luarca plans new hunger strike

Luis Luarca is planning to mount a third hunger strike.

The Cuban national has applied for permission from Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan to begin the strike at 12.01am on 18 May in his West Bay home and be allowed to continue the protest outside of the Legislative Assembly between 7am and 2pm daily.

Mr. Luarca is protesting what he claims is a lack of respect for human rights in the Cayman Islands. He also claims he was discriminated against when he applied for a job.

He staged a three-week hunger strike in January and second one in April. He also filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

The Commission issued its report Friday, which concluded that Mr. Luarca was not a victim of discrimination.