Cuban agents detain opposition Guillermo Fariñas in his home

Agents of the Cuban security services have detained this Wednesday in his home in Santa Clara the opposition Guillermo Fariñas, one of the most recognized figures of the dissidence inside and outside the island, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of conscience in the year 2010.

The NGO Prisoners Defenders, which advocates for the respect of Human Rights in Cuba, has confirmed the arrest of Fariñas, without specifying the cause of the arrest yet. “We only know that regime forces went to his house and took him away,” the organization said on Twitter.

Fariñas, leader of the United Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU), has repeatedly denounced the repressive policies of the Cuban regime, including through hunger strikes. The last of these strikes took place in 2016, although the longest was in 2010, when he fasted for more than four months.

In recent years, he has been detained on several occasions, sometimes for just a few hours, and his latest arrest would be part of a growing campaign of repression, as opposition organizations have denounced in recent weeks. These organizations have assured that the control measures have been tightened since the July protests to demand a democratic openness.

Leave a Reply





L.A.’s Gold Star Releases New Video for Title Track “Headlights USA”

 “I put it in the same side of my brain as Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, and Jackson Browne.  Going to a show also feels...

Bush Sr. becomes the oldest president with 94 years

Former President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) became today the oldest exmandatario of this country to turn 94 years, despite their health problems, local media...

‘Scarface’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’ actor Geno Silva dies at 72

Geno Silva, an actor who gave life to the killer The Skull, the hitman who eliminates the character of Al Pacino in 'The Price...

New York Museum of Natural History celebrates 150 years with a new building

New York, .- The Museum of Natural History of New York, which this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary, on Wednesday gave the kick-off...

The Philippines says it doesn’t need help from countries that want to investigate their “war on drugs”

The Philippine Foreign Minister, Teodoro Locsin Jr., has said that "it is not worth it" to expect aid from countries that have questioned the...
%d bloggers like this: