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Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When her husband was arrested during the so-called Black Spring of 2003, Laura Pollan's life experienced a radical change. She rose from anonymity and domestic routine to be at the center of praise from democratizing forces and insults from the official press.

Cuban Guillermo Farinas Awarded European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Photo: Guillermo Farinas with a few of the Ladies in White, taken during his successful hunger strike to free Cuba's political prisoners. It's diffic...