Cuba: Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize

(New York) – The European Parliament’s award of its Sakharov prize for human rights to Guillermo Fariñas, the Cuban dissident who held a hunger strike to call for the release of other political prisoners, is a welcome step, Human Rights Watch said today. Since Fariñas ended his 135-day hunger strike, Cuba has released more than 40 political prisoners, forcing most into exile in Spain.

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