71st IFLA Conference Brings Challenge to Cuba, lLibrarians


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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"
August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway
and a related story from sometimes LISNews contributor Walter Skold via Worldnet Daily

On the eve of the world's largest library conference, a group of prominent dissidents from the former Soviet bloc have issued a stinging rebuke to Fidel Castro for jailing independent librarians and have called on the International Federation of Library Associations, or IFLA, to challenge Cuba over its human rights violations.

"We know what it is like to live in a society where freedom is repressed in the name of democracy and national sovereignty, and where the voicing of dissent is banned in the name of safeguarding freedom of expression," says a letter released yesterday by the Czech-based People In Need Foundation.