Havana (19 December) – In Cuba, prominent dissident Oswaldo Payá has called for an amnesty for all political prisoners being held in the country. He also wants Cubans to be allowed to travel abroad and return home.
Talking to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, he said he had sent draft legislation to Cuba’s National Assembly to enable such freedom of movement. He believes that, without the freedom to travel, there will be no new era in Cuba and that the people will continue to suffer.
His appeals to the National Assembly for the amnesty and the freedom of movement measures are accompanied by a petition signed by 25,000 Cuban citizens.