Guillermo Farinas Released But Will Not be Allowed to Leave Santa Clara in the Coming Days

14ymedio, Havana, 7 February 2020 — Guillermo Fariñas was released this Thursday after spending two days in detention during which he received support from the international community. Despite his release from detention, he will not be able to leave Santa Clara in the next few days, according to the authorities. The opponent was arrested in Santa Clara, … Continue reading “Guillermo Farinas Released But Will Not be Allowed to Leave Santa Clara in the Coming Days”

Guillermo Fariñas Abandons His Hunger Strike / 14ymedio

Note: See this later article stating that the “Fariñas Amendment” was faked. 14ymedio, Havana, 12 September 2016 — The activist Guillermo Fariñas, president of the United Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) and winner of the European Parliament’s 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, abandoned his hunger strike on Monday after 54 days. The decision came after … Continue reading “Guillermo Fariñas Abandons His Hunger Strike / 14ymedio”

Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio), 8 September 2016 – From Puerto Rico, the daughter of Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas called today on the international community to join together tomorrow at noon in a campaign on social networks to support her father, who on Thursday completed 50 days on a hunger strike. “At any moment, he could die … Continue reading “Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In Support Of Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio”

Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger Strike / 14ymedio

EFE (via 14ymedio) – The Cuban National Congress (ENC), which consists of 65 opposition organizations inside and outside the island, said today of the dissident Guillermo Fariñas, 54, who is on a hunger strike, that if the Cuban government “lets him die” it will have committed “premeditated murder.” In a press conference in Miami to … Continue reading “Opponents Accuse Castro Of Letting Guillermo Farinas Die On Hunger Strike / 14ymedio”

Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2016 — Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, after 47 days on a hunger and thirst strike, was transferred on Monday afternoon to Arnaldo Milian Castro Provincial Hospital. The dissident was discharged hours later because doctors felt that he did not meet the “entry criteria for intensive care,” he told 14ymedio activist Jorge Luis Artiles Montiel. … Continue reading “Guillermo Fariñas Returns Home After Hospital Visit For Fainting / 14ymedio”

Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 28 August 2016 — Regime opponent Guillermo Fariñas received medical clearance on Saturday, after staying for several hours at the Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital where he was taken because of his delicate state of health after 39 days on a hunger and thirst strike. The 2010 winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for … Continue reading “Doctors Give Medical Clearance To Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio”

FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 21 August 2016 — A group of activists from the Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have sent an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to “save the life of Guillermo Fariñas Hernández” who, as of Sunday, has been on a hunger strike for 32 days. The missive is addressed to the leader as “president … Continue reading “FANTU Activists Ask Obama to “Save the Life” of Guillermo Farinas / 14ymedio”

Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 17 August 2016 — In a letter to Pope Francis, eight activists from the Anti-Totalitarian Forum (FANTU) have asked “his Holiness to take an interest” in the condition of regime opponent Guillermo Fariñas after 27 days on hunger strike. The signatories are appealing to the Bishop of Rome to “keep Fariñas in your … Continue reading “Activists Ask Pope Francis to Take an Interest in Health of Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio”

US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 9 August 2016 – A note published on the digital site of the Anti-totalitarian Forum (FANTU) reports that Dana Brown, Political and Economic Section Chief of the United States Embassy in Havana visited Guillermo Fariñas at his home in Santa Clara on Monday. The official showed her “concern” for the health of the … Continue reading “US Embassy Official Visits Guillermo Fariñas / 14ymedio”

Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro

Fariñas’ Letter to Raul Castro Santa Clara, Cuba, 20 July 2016 General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Sir: Yesterday, on 19 July of the present year, I was tortured while handcuffed by troops of the Special Brigade of the Ministry … Continue reading “Guillermo Fariñas Letter to Raul Castro”

Guillermo Fariñas’ Organization Withdraws from MUAD / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 1 July 2016 — In the same week, the Democratic Action Roundtable (MUAD) has lost two of its most representative organizations. On Tuesday, the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) withdrew from the organization of opponents, and Thursday the United Anti-totalitarian Front (FANTU), led by Guillermo Fariñas, made public its departure. In a note circulated … Continue reading “Guillermo Fariñas’ Organization Withdraws from MUAD / 14ymedio”

Guillermo Farinas, selected for the 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 13 April 2015 — The Cuban activist Guillermo Fariñas has been selected to receive the 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, as he himself announced Monday via his Twitter account. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC, offers this award annually to individuals or institutions involved in the … Continue reading “Guillermo Farinas, selected for the 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom / 14ymedio”

Opponents Urge Obama Not to Negotiate with the Cuban government / Guillermo Farinas, BertaSoler

The U.S. president , Barack Obama, on a visit to Miami to raise money for the Democratic Party, met Friday for the first time with Guillermo Fariñas and the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, both winners of the Sakharov Prize, who asked him not to negotiate with the Cuban government “regardless of … Continue reading “Opponents Urge Obama Not to Negotiate with the Cuban government / Guillermo Farinas, BertaSoler”

Guillermo Fariñas: I believe the European Union should maintain its Common Position on Cuba / Iván García

Psychologist and independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas, who was on hunger strike for four months while he demanded freedom for 26 political prisoners, is of the opinion that a step has been taken in favor of the political pulse that sustains the Cuban opposition in the face of the Castro government. But Farinas is not completely … Continue reading “Guillermo Fariñas: I believe the European Union should maintain its Common Position on Cuba / Iván García”