Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas

Psychologist and freelance journalist, 48-years-old, based in Santa Clara, Cuba. He joined the opposition and since then has spent 11 years in prison. His most recent hunger strike before now was in 2006, to demand unrestricted Internet access for all Cubans. It resulted in many after effects and this time his family fears that the outcome may be fatal.

Note: The above was written when Coco started his blog in March 2010.  Coco suspended his hunger strike in July 2010, at the beginning of the release of the political prisoners. At the end of July he was released from the hospital and returned home.

Current as of: 31 July 2010

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