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Sakharov Prize winner Guillermo Fariñas visits Foreign Ministry

Created: 2019.12.09 / Updated: 2019.12.11 10:17
      Sakharov Prize winner Guillermo Fariñas visits Foreign Ministry
      Sakharov Prize winner Guillermo Fariñas visits Foreign Ministry
      Sakharov Prize winner Guillermo Fariñas visits Foreign Ministry

      On 9 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with the Cuban journalist, human rights defender, winner of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Guillermo Fariñas, and Omar Lopez, Human Rights Director at the Cuban American National Foundation.

      In the meeting, Cuba’s political dissidents presented the human rights situation in their country, expressed their concern about the Cuban Government harassment of political opponents, as well as expressed hope that the European Union and Lithuania could initiate positive changes in the negative human rights situation.

      G. Fariñas will meet with the Speaker of the Seimas (Parliament) Viktoras Pranckietis, First Deputy Speaker Irena Degutienė, Juozas Bernatonis, Chair of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Emanuelis Zingeris, Member of the Seimas, Valerijus Simulik, Chair of the Committee on Human Rights, and the Archbishop Metropolitan of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas. He will also attend an awards ceremony on the margins of the National Forum on Human Rights.

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