Friday, January 20, 2012

Honoring Wilmar Villar

Roots of Hope sends our heartfelt condolences to the family, loved ones, and worldwide supporters of 31-year old Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar. Sentenced to four years in prison for demonstrating publicly, his life succombed yesterday to the effects of a 50-day hunger strike. We salute the dignity of a man who refused to wear the garb of a common prisoner & made the ultimate sacrifice to defend his rights.

At a time when the world freely demonstrates in support of internet freedom, this is a harsh reminder of where Cuba stands with regard to censorship & individual human rights.

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