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Cuban hunger striker wins EU human rights prize

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Cuban hunger striker wins EU human rights prize

Cuban human rights activist Guillermo Farinas has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2010. Farinas went on a four-month hunger strike earlier this year that resulted in Cuba freeing 52 political prisoners. Farinas is the third Cuban dissident to receive the prize, which includes €50,000 in cash.  Read more: BBC News

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