Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Statement from France's Foreign Ministry:

Situation of Guillermo Farinas

We are increasingly concerned about the health status of the Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who is very weak as a result of the hunger strike that he began in order to demand the release of all political prisoners.

We are issuing a solemn appeal to the Cuban authorities following the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo just a few days ago.

The Cuban authorities must urgently release all political prisoners especially those whose state of health has seriously deteriorated.