Barcelona/ Mambí en A/ The Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) chief legal officer, Javier El-Hage, appeared on MSNBC’s show ‘The Rundown’ with José Díaz-Balart to discuss the refugee crisis in Syria and the dire human rights situation in Cuba. El-Hage explained the case of Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado, best known as El Sexto, who has been incarcerated for over nine months and has spent the last 24 days on a hunger strike protesting his wrongful imprisonment. The interview with MSNBC’s Díaz-Balart ended with El-Hage calling on President Obama to ask Raúl Castro to release El Sexto and save his life. This past May, HRF awarded El Sexto its Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent for his bravery and ingenuity in peacefully advocating for individual rights in Cuba. The interview aired on October 1, 2015.