Pedazos de la Isla

"Pieces of the Island"-An English Translation

(Photo): Jorge Vazquez Chaviano Reincorporates Himself to the Internal Resistance

Dissidents meeting in Santa Clara on October 20th. Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, with the sleeveless grey shirt, is sitting in the middle.

During the afternoon hours of October 20th, dissident leader Jorge Luis García Pérez ‘Antúnez’, published a photo on his Twitter account (@antunezcuba) of a reunion taking place in the city of Santa Clara, in Villa Clara province, at the home of renown  activist Idania Yánez Contreras.

Also present in that meeting was recently released dissident Jorge Vázquez Chaviano, who was behind bars since the 27th of March of 2012 until the 10th of October, for simply trying to travel from Villa Clara to Havana to assist the Catholic Mass which was to be offered by Pope Benedict during his visit to the island.

Vázquez Chaviano was released thanks to the joint effort of the internal opposition, whose members carried out a massive hunger strike as well as a number of demonstrations throughout the island.  His release is also a product of international solidarity on behalf of Cubans and non-Cubans who echoed Chaviano’s demands and supported his family in their demands for his liberation.

According to a Tweet published by Antunez, Vazquez Chaviano officially reincorporated himself to the internal opposition in this  meeting, where he reiterated his compromise with the Central Opposition Coalition and the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front.

 

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