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
“At any moment, he could die at home,” said Alicia Farinas, 21, in an
interview with EFE from San Juan.
The young woman, who is attending university in Puerto Rico, related her
concerns for the health of her father and urged users throughout the
world to join the “humanitarian call” with the hashtags
#SOSMundialXFariñas, #TodosSomosFarinas, #juntoacoco,
#YoApoyoTusDemandas and #RaulRespondeYa.
The Cuban dissident, who began his 25th hunger strike on July 20, is in
“deteriorated” health, according to his daughter, who said that the
Government of Cuba has begun “to cut off access to communications” with him.
“They have blocked all the phones in the last fifteen days to such
an extent that they can neither call out or receive messages and this is
part of a plan for him not to receive the international support he
deserves,” denounced Alice Fariñas.
The young woman will lead an act of solidarity at noon tomorrow in San
Juan and said that at the same time similar supporting actions will be
held for Fariñas in other places like Miami and Washington.
The campaign seeks to learn more about the situation of the opposition
and the violations of human rights in Cuba.
“We want all people to join this campaign as a gesture of humanity,” she
She added that the aim of the social campaign is also let people know
“why people like Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament
2010 Sakharov Price for Freedom of Thought, have to resort to ways as
drastic as a hunger strike as a form of protest to the lack of respect
for human rights within the island.”
Fariñas, who lives in Santa Clara, has been on a hunger and
thirst strike for 50 days to demand the government of Raul Castro stop
the repression and open a dialogue with the opposition.
Source: Guillermo Farinas’ Daughter Calls For A Social Campaign In
Support Of Her Father / EFE, 14ymedio – Translating Cuba –