09 November 2006
Cubanas Verdaderamente Guapas
The Vice-President of the European parliament, Edward McMillan, who was visiting Havana on an unofficial visit, met with the world famous Ladies in White in Havana.
The heroic Ladies in White are made up of the wives and mothers of Cuban political prisoners.
During the meeting with McMillan, they informed him about the conditions that prisoners of conscience are subjected to in Cuban jails.
In the meeting which took place on October 29, The Ladies in White thanked the European Parliament for honoring their organization with the 2005 Sajarov Prize for Freedom of Conscience. They also vowed to continue their struggle until all dissidents currently in prison are released.
Las Damas de Blanco, were also awarded the 2006 Human Rights prize from the US’s Human Rights First. The Ladies in White were unable to travel to the US to claim their prize which was accepted by a member, Yolanda Vasquez Portal, who fled Cuba and now breathes the free air of the US.