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    Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

    Cuba refuses dissident exit visa Farinas: Government "is behaving in an arrogant manner"The Cuban authorities have refused an exit visa for a leading Cuban dissident to travel to France to receive the EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Guillermo Farinas launched a prolonged hunger strike earlier this year, protesting against the plight of Cuba's […] Continue reading

    Dissident: Cuba won’t let me accept rights prize

    Dissident: Cuba won't let me accept rights prize 'I'm going to continue in my battle for democracy,' winner of EU award says HAVANA — A Cuban dissident said he would not attend a ceremony in France to accept the European Parliament's top human rights prize because Cuban authorities had not given him permission to make […] Continue reading

    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.15.10
    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba
    By RAF CASERT
    Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — A Cuban dissident used a video address at Wednesday's award
    of the EU's main human rights prize to call for the release of political
    prisoners in his homeland and for the government to end attacks on… Continue reading

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize
    The Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has criticized Cuba for not
    allowing a dissident protester to travel to collect its biggest human
    rights award.

    EU Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said Tuesday that Guillermo Farinas,
    whose 134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of… Continue reading

    Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief

    Cuba must let dissident pick up EU prize: parliament chief
    (AFP) Posted Monday December 13, 2010 –9:49am

    European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek made a last-minute plea Monday
    for Cuban authorities to let dissident Guillermo Farinas leave the
    island to pick up the top EU rights prize.

    "Regretfully, Mr. Farinas was not allowed to come and collect… Continue reading

    Dissidents' wives protest outside Cuban prison

    Dissidents' wives protest outside Cuban prison
    Dec 11 12:42 AM US/Eastern

    Female relatives of jailed political dissidents held an unprecedented
    protest outside Cuban prisons, angry that the island's communist
    government has not met its pledge to release 11 political prisoners.

    Meanwhile, some 50 political dissidents were briefly arrested late
    Thursday and early Friday in different parts… Continue reading

    Cuban hunger-striker's mum detained

    Cuban hunger-striker's mum detained
    AAP December 6, 2010, 8:02 am

    The mother of a Cuban political prisoner who died on hunger strike in
    February says she and a group of relatives were detained by police after
    visiting her son's grave.

    Reina Luisa Tamayo told AFP on Sunday police detained them at the
    cemetery in the town… Continue reading