Cuban doctor and political dissident, Guillermo Feriñas, has announced the end to his 130 day hunger strike. Fariñas has conducted several hunger strikes over the years to protect the Cuban government and the treatment of prisoners. In 2006 he received the International Human Rights Award.
Fariñas had been bedridden from weakness at his home in Cuba when he made the announcement, stating “This confrontation…has no winners or losers, only Cuba, our nation, has won.”
Fariñas announcement was made in reaction to Cuba announcing it would release 52 political prisoners. This release will leave100 political prisoners in jail according to human rights watch groups.