Guillermo Farinas
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Cuba dissident wins human rights award

The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas.

Mr Farinas ended a hunger strike in July after the Cuban government agreed to release 52 political prisoners.

During his campaign for human rights he has staged more than 20 hunger strikes and spent more than 11 years in prison.

Michael Voss reports.

  • 21 Oct 2010