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Cuban writers meeting Václav Havel

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Cuban writers meeting Václav Havel

Photograph of Cuban delegates meeting Václav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia (1989-92) and first President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003), in Prague on 5 May 2004. From left to right are: Ángel Cuadra, president (1997-2006; 2009-17) and honorary president of the Cuban Writers in Exile Centre; Michael Seth Cohen; Václav Havel; Eduardo Pérez Bengochea; Pedro Fuentes Cid; and Sixto Reynaldo Aquit. Havel, who spent multiple periods imprisoned, the longest being nearly four years between 1979-83, was an outspoken advocate for human freedom. In 2004, following the 2003 crackdown in Cuba known as ‘The Black Spring’, Havel wrote to the Norwegian Nobel Committee recommending three Cuban dissidents – Oswaldo Paya, Raul Rivero, and Oscar Biscet – be awarded the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, noting their peaceful and principled opposition to the Castro regime.

Écrivains cubains rencontrant Václav Havel

Photographie de délégués cubains rencontrant Václav Havel, Président de Tchécoslovaquie (1989-92) et premier Président de la République Tchèque (1993-2003), à Prague le 5 mai 2004. De gauche à droite: Ángel Cuadra, président (1997-2006; 2009-17) et président honoraire du Centre des écrivains cubains en exil; Michael Seth Cohen; Václav Havel; Eduardo Pérez Bengochea; Pedro Fuentes Cid; et Sixto Reynaldo Aquit. Havel, qui a été emprisonné à plusieurs reprises, la plus longue peine s'étant déroulée entre 1979 et 1983, était un grand défenseur de la liberté humaine. En 2004, après la répression de 2003 à Cuba connue sous le nom de «Printemps noir», Havel a écrit au Comité norvégien des prix Nobel afin de recommander trois dissidents cubains (Oswaldo Paya, Raul Rivero et Oscar Biscet) pour le Prix Nobel de la Paix, mentionnant leur opposition pacifique et éclairée au régime de Castro.

Escritores cubanos conociendo a Václav Havel

Fotografía de delegados cubanos conociendo a Václav Havel, presidente de Checoslovaquia (1989-92) y primer presidente de la República Checa (1993-2003), en Praga, el 5 de mayo de 2004. De izquierda a derecha: Ángel Cuadra, presidente (1997-2006; 2009-17) y presidente honorario del Centro de Escritores Cubanos en el Exilio; Michael Seth Cohen; Václav Havel; Eduardo Pérez Bengochea; Pedro Fuentes Cid; y Sixto Reynaldo Aquit. Havel, que fue encarcelado en varias ocasiones, la más larga de ellas casi cuatro años, 1979-83, fue un defensor público de la libertad humana. En 2004, después de la serie de arrestos conocidos como la Primavera Negra de Cuba, Havel escribió al Comité Noruego de los Nobel recomendando que tres disidientes cubanos - Oswaldo Paya, Raul Rivero y Oscar Biscet - recibieran el Premio Nobel de la Paz de 2005, por su oposición pacífica al régimen de Castro.

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05/05/2004

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[Cuban Writers in Exile Centre]

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Cuban Writers in Exile Centre  (Pen Club de Escritores Cubanos en el Exilio)

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