October 9 in Stockholm and October 10 in Uppsala, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged two well attended seminars regarding the civic nonviolent resistance in Cuba with emphasis on human rights.
The seminar in Stockholm was moderated by Gustav Blix, member of the Swedish parliament and of the foundation’s board, and in Uppsala by Ulrika Karlsson, member of the Swedish parliament. Invited guests were Jorge Luís García Pérez, leader of the Cuba’s Civic Resistance Movement, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, founder and president of the Rosa Parks Women’s Movement and John Suaréz, human rights director in the Cuban Democratic Directorate.
Jorge Luís García Pérez held a touching speech on his over seventeen year long imprisonment in a Cuban prison, charged to have expressed that communism is a wrong-thought dystrophy. His time in prison became furthermore regularly lengthened the closer he came to his release. Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, who recently got beaten by Cuban authorities, depicted her struggle for women’s rights in the country. The seminar was interpreted by John Suaréz, who also told about his work in supporting the human rights movement in Cuba through the NGO-organization Cuban Democratic Directorate, in which he is the human rights director.
Watch the whole seminar on our YouTube channel.
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