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From Guillermo Fariñas

Guillermo Fariñas formally accuses the “illegitimate” government of the Castro brothers before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

• The petition, accompanied by a detailed dossier on human rights violations, was presented to the Commission at its see in Washington DC by Cuban political refugees Alina Brouwer and Ricardo Boffil.

(April 2nd, 2010)
Guillermo Fariñas, Cuban dissident on a month long hunger strike for the liberation of all Cuban political prisoners, has presented in Washington D.C. his formal international denunciation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against what he calls in the letter “the illegitimate government of Fidel and Raúl Castro.”

On said letter, Fariñas bases his accusation on “the legislated, programmed and systematically executed violations of all universally recognized human rights against my family and me that began on January, 1st, 1959.”

The accompanying dossier, according to Mr. Fariñas, is presented before the Commission by Alina Brouwer Guerra, Cuban, and recognized as a political refugee under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Ms. Brouwer received political asylum in Spain in 1997, and is now a legal permanent resident in the United States. With Ms Brouwer, the dossier is also presented by Professor Ricardo Bofill, Cuban, political refugee, permanent resident in the United States, and a founding member of the Cuban Committee For Human Rights (Havana, 1976)

Transcription of Mr. Fariñas’s letter to the IACHR (Spanish original attached as PDF)

From Guillermo Fariñas,

I, Guillermo Fariñas, Cuban born, currently residing in the city of Santa Clara, in command of all my mental faculties, but with visibly deteriorating physical health due to a hunger strike I initiated on February 24th, 2010, and forced to lay in bed; wish to present before this Commission, my formal accusation against the illegitimate government of Fidel and Raúl Castro for the legislated, programmed and systematically executed violations of all universally recognized human rights against my family and me that began on January, 1st, 1959.

The accompanying dossier shall be presented before the Commission by Alina Brouwer Guerra, Cuban, and recognized as a political refugee under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Ms. Brouwer received political asylum in Spain in 1997, and is now a legal permanent resident in the United States; and by Professor Ricardo Bofill Pagés, Cuban, political refugee, permanent resident in the United States, and a founding member of the Cuban Committee For Human Rights.

Guillermo Fariñas Hernández
Santa Clara, Cuba. March 27th, 2010

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