Madrid. (EFE).- Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will attend a seminar in Madrid in which he will offer an analysis of the political situation in Cuba, and express support for the dissident movement on the island.
The forum, titled “”Europeans in solidarity with Cuba”, is organized by the Walesa Foundation and will be held from the 26th to the 27th with the participation of diverse figures linked to the opposition of the Castro regime.
Walesa, 66, will participate in the closing panel in which the experience of Poland in the struggle against communism will be analyzed.
The former President of Poland from 1990-1995, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, first achieved international recognition during his leadership of the movement Solidarity, the labor union which eventually brought about the arrival of democracy in Poland.
Amongst the participants in the seminar will be the Cuban writer Raúl Rivero; Blanca Reyes, the representative of the Ladies of White in Spain; and Carlos Payá, the spokesperson of the Christian Liberation Movement in Spain
The participation by telephone of two of the standard bearers of the democratic movement in Cuba, the blogger Yoani Sanchez, and the spokesperson for the Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation, Elizardo Sánchez, is also expected. EFE
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