Monday March 27, 2006

Guillermo Fariñas

Guillermo Fariñas “I got on my knees and said, ‘Down With Fidel!’ They started kicking and beating me, bruising my back, arm and head. They stopped when they saw I would not lose my dignity and say things I didn’t feel.” (Herald)

So says Guillermo Fariñas, who has been on a hunger strike for 55 days, after his e-mail was taken away by the Cuban regime. We are blogging about this because we agree that it is an injustice, although I’m pessimistic about the power of blogs to make much difference in this case. Why is it that ten years after the fall of most communist regimes in Europe, Cuba is still in this impossible situation?

Update: Link to Reporters Without Borders story.

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  1. Val Prieto    Mon Mar 27, 08:42 AM #  

    Thank you, Alesh.

  2. Marc Masferrer    Mon Mar 27, 09:23 AM #  

    Thank you for your post. Don’t give up the fight.

  3. Robert    Mon Mar 27, 09:36 AM #  


  4. MM    Mon Mar 27, 11:40 AM #  

    Anything that gets the message out helps!