‘El Sexto’ Writes A Farewell Letter From His Cell / 14ymedio

Danilo Maldonado, 'El Sexto'. (Claudio Fuentes)
Danilo Maldonado, ‘El Sexto’. (Claudio Fuentes)

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Havana, 25 September 2015 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), wrote a “farewell letter” from the Valle Grande prison where he has been detained since last December for trying to organize a performance at which he would have released two pigs painted with the names Raul and Fidel in a public place. The letter, dated Sept. 16, was published by the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) on its website. [An English version of the letter is here.]

The graffiti artist, imprisoned without trial or sentence, has maintained a hunger strike since 8 September.