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Oswaldo Payá Sardińas

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Political Activist and Dissident

Cuba

Oswaldo Payá Sardińas has repeatedly accepted the invitation to the Forum 2000 Conference but has been denied permission to travel by the Cuban government.
 
Cuban political activist and dissident. He was a founding member of the Christian Liberation Movement in 1988. Created by secular Catholics, it is a non-denominational political organization seeking to further the civic and human rights of Cubans. In 1998, together with other members of the Christian Liberation Movement, he founded the Varela Project and remains its most prominent member. The National Dialogue, a process in which thousands of Cubans discuss their visions for Cuba’s future, remains his latest effort to bring democracy to Cuba.

2008

Supported by

International Visegrad Fund

 

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