Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, instructed his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfredo Moreno to petition the United Nations to act on behalf of Cuban opposition activist Guillermo Fariñas who has been in a hunger strike since February.

“Today, I asked our minister of foreign affairs, and to our ambassador before the United Nations, to make all efforts necessary [to engage] the Cuban government and the United Nations to try and save the life of Guillermo Fariñas, one of the political prisoners* in hunger strike in Cuba, so that the sad story of Orlando Zapata does not repeat itself” stated Piñera during a ceremony in which the keys to new low income houses built by the previous government were delivered to their new owners.

Source [in Spanish]: AP

*As we have noted before, Fariñas was not in prison when he initiated this hunger strike. However, he started it in solidarity with those who are, a situation in which he has been many times before because of his peaceful opposition activities.

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