On October 21, 2010, the European Parliament awarded Cuban activist Guillermo Farinas the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for his efforts on behalf of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Farinas participated in multiple hunger strikes in support of political prisoners and to protest conditions in Cuba. He also published the now-defunct Cubanacan Press, which sought to raise awareness of the status of political prisoners. Farinas is just one of the many Cuban activists that have achieved international recognition for their accomplishments.
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