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After hunger strike, Cuban dissident ready to go back to journalism

By Maira Magro

The dissident journalist Guillermo Fariñas, who spent four months on hunger strike to demand the release of political prisoners, was released from the hospital and said he wants to continue writing articles, BBC reports.

Fariñas ended his hunger strike earlier this month, after the Cuban government agreed to release 52 political prisoners. Due to medical complications he suffered during that period, he will have to use a wheelchair for the next several months.

“Due to my mobility limitations, I will decidate myself to journalism from home,” he told ANSA

Read more Knight Center posts on Fariñas.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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