Thank you from Danilo Maldonado for the 2015 Vaclav Havel Award

"This too shall pass"
“This too shall pass”

Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto), Valle Grande Prison, April 2015 — From the Valle Grande prison I thank you for the Vaclav Havel International Award for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation.

When something like this happens, and even more so given the conditions I am in, it makes me believe that what I have done has not been in vain.

The love for what I do and the love that every person brings to noble and just causes can never be extinguished by violence and lies.

I congratulate the winners and want you to know that being locked up in this prison will not stop me for one minute from pursuing my dream of freedom for all Cubans.

I want to express a special thanks to Tania Bruguera, thank you for your support, I admire you very much!

Danilo Maldonado
El Sexto (The Sixth)