Friday, April 11, 2008

Thought you all should know...

"In 2003 the directors of about a dozen Cuban independent libraries were sentenced to 20-year prison terms; entire library collections, including classics such as George Orwell's "Animal Farm," were burned by order of the Cuban courts. The detained Cubans have been named prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International. After independent libraries in Cuba are confiscated, the government replaces them with new state-run institutions stocked with censored books and electronic games. For details, readers can refer to a press release being prepared by the Friends of Cuban Libraries ("Secret Plan Revealed to Replace Confiscated Libraries"), to be published on April 12."

From "War Declared on Library of Congress by Venezuela."


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