Havana, Cuba, Oct 25, 2010 / 10:04 pm (CNA).- The leader of the
Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has offered his
congratulations to Guillermo Farinas, the recipient of the European
Union's 2010 Sakharov Prize, saying that the selection of Farinas proves
that "Cubans have a right to rights."
In a letter to Europe, Paya wrote, "Within Cuba we peacefully fight for
these rights and we hope to receive the solidarity of everyone so Cubans
themselves can bring about these changes in an atmosphere of
Paya received the Sakharov Prize in 2002.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience is named after Soviet
dissident Andrei Sakharov. It was established in December of 1985 by the
European Parliament in order to honor persons or organizations devoted
to the defense of human rights and freedom."
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