PARIS – Cuban dissident Rosa María Payá has been proposed on Tuesday as a candidate for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize of the Council of Europe for her work on the democratic transition in Cuba.
Payá gave continuity to the work of her late father Oswaldo Payá (1952-2012) in the promotion of democracy and human rights as president of the Latin American network Youth for Democracy and launching the citizen initiative Cuba Decide.
The young activist, 29, has been nominated along with two other candidates, the Bahraini Nabeel Rajab and the Russian Oyub Titiev.
The winner will be announced on October 8 in Strasbourg, where the award will be presented, granted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Václav Havel Library and the Charter 77 Foundation.
Source: AmericaTeVeCanal41, El Nuevo Herald