Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike

Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike
Published September 12, 2016 Associated Press

HAVANA – A Cuban dissident says fellow activist Guillermo Farinas has
ended a nearly two-month hunger strike in response to an apparently
false report about the European Parliament taking up his case.

Dissident Jorge Luis Artiles told The Associated Press on Monday that
Farinas ended his protest because the European Parliament had taken
action to condition ties with Cuba on the country granting dissidents
more rights.

European Union officials said they had no information about the supposed
"Farinas Amendment," and a Miami-based Cuban-American group said the
report had originated on a blog that was taken down by Monday evening.

Artiles said he and other dissidents had been asking Farinas to abandon
the hunger strike that began July 20, his 25th such action demanding
greater civil rights in Cuba.

Source: Cuban dissident Coco Farinas ends hunger strike | Fox News -

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