René Gómez Manzano
President, Association of Cuban independent lawyers Corriente AgramontistaCuba
President of the Corriente Agramontista, the oldest group of Cuban independent lawyers, Mr. Gómez has headed different unitary efforts of Cuban pro-democracy groups. Former prisoner of conscience for years, Mr. Gómez is the recipient of different international awards. He is at present one of the eleven residents in Cuba democratically elect- ed to head the widest pro-democracy Cuban coalition (Encuentro Nacional Cubano). Previously, Mr. Gómez act- ed as diplomat representing Cuba in COMECOM.