Havana, Cuba, Dec 10, 2003 / 22:00 pm
In order to mark the International Day of Human Rights, political prisoners and their family members held a day of fasting and prayer this Wednesday in Cuba for freedom and democratic change in the country.
Various dissident and opposition groups took part in the initiative, which included a series of vigils and activities to denounce the treatment of Cuba’s political prisoners.
In Havana, family members of political prisoners met for 12 hours in the home of the wife of dissident Héctor Palacios for a day of fasting and the reading of Scripture.
Palacio’s wife, Gisela Delgado, said, “We are united with our family members who are unjustly imprisoned. We will be joined by various human rights leaders, political movements and parties, journalists and independent librarians.”