giovedì, febbraio 23, 2006

Babalu Blog: Finally, (ladies in White receive Sacharov prize)


The Ladies in White finally oficially receive their Sakharov prize recognition, but dont look for this item in the Mainstream Media.

Via Cubanet:

Ladies in White receive Sakharov Peace Prize seals

HAVANA, February 22 (Shelyn Rojas / - Members of the dissident Ladies in White, who protest the imprisonment of husbands and other relatives, received Sakharov peace prize seals last weekend.

The Ladies in White were co-winners of the 2005 peace prize awarded by the European parliament, but were unable to attend as the Cuban government refused to give them exit visas.

After attending mass on Saturday at the Cathedral, the ladies went to the home of Laura Pollán, wife of imprisoned journalist Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, where the seals were distributed.

There was also a literary tea in honor of a book written by Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan, which was dedicated to the ladies.

Babalu Blog: Finally