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    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms

    UNPACU Reaches 5th Anniversary Amid Achievements And Criticisms / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 24 August 2016 – Five years can be a long time in Cuba, when we’re talking about an opposition organization. In the complex kaleidoscope of dissident groups and parties that make up civil society on the […] Continue reading

    Rep. Diaz-Balart pushes Cuba to free dissident journalist on hunger strike

    Rep. Diaz-Balart pushes Cuba to free dissident journalist on hunger strike Misael Canet has been on a hunger strike for 4 weeks Miami congressmen says he’s being held with no mattress, clothes Congressman says Cuba has arrested 8,000 since rapprochement began BY JAMES ROSEN jrosen@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart called Tuesday for the Cuban government […] Continue reading

    On Cuban Political Prisoners

    On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident says he was beaten and choked

    Posted on Friday, 06.13.14 Cuban dissident says he was beaten and choked BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known as Antúnez, said Friday he was beaten, choked into unconsciousness and injected with an unknown substance by security agents who warned him to stop working against warmer U.S.-Cuba relations. The U.S. […] Continue reading

    Journalism in the street

    Journalism in the street / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 10, 2013 Owing to the lack of statistics and figures, independent Cuban reporters have to reinvent certain rules when providing information. We don’t have access to government press conferences and no minister gives interviews or comments. Nor can we rival the foreign agencies accredited in […] Continue reading

    Life or Death of a Political Prisoner – Instructions in a Sealed Envelope

    Life or Death of a Political Prisoner: Instructions in a Sealed Envelope / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on July 18, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, July 2013, www.cubanet.org. In Combinado del Este Prison, in the presence of a lieutenant from the Ministry of the Interior, a common prisoner threatened political prisoner Ernesto Borges with death. This past June, […] Continue reading

    Calixto, the Resolute

    Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias […] Continue reading

    A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail

    April 05, 2013 A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail A week after Cuban prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramon Martinez ended his hunger strike when his jailers promised his release was imminent, he remains in jail. Not a surprise in the least — a promise from the Castro […] Continue reading

    Cuban editor starts hunger strike to demand release of his reporter from Castro gulag

    Cuban editor starts hunger strike to demand release of his reporter from Castro gulag (UPDATED) UPDATED, 8 p.m. EDT — Via Twitter, Roberto Guerra reports that Calixto Martinez has resumed his hunger strike. Cuban independent journalist Roberto de Jesus Guerra on Monday started a hunger strike to force the release of his imprisoned colleague, Calixto […] Continue reading

    Cuba: 500 Detentions in February

    Cuba: 500 Detentions in February Rights group also says political prisoner died after hunger strike. By Camilo Ganga – Latin America 26 Mar 13 Two Cuban human rights groups that report on arbitrary arrests recorded an increase in politically-motivated detentions in February compared with the previous month. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National […] Continue reading

    Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias

    Document – Cuba: Further information: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike: Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias Further information on UA: 25/13 Index: AMR 25/002/2013 Cuba Date: 14 March 2013 URGENT ACTION PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE ON HUNGER STRIKE image1.png Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his […] Continue reading

    Threats and assault on activists

    Document – Cuba: Threats and assault on activists UA: 343/12 Index: AMR 25/029/2012 Cuba Date: 30 November 2012 URGENT ACTION THREATS AND ASSAULT ON ACTIVISTS The Cuban authorities have threatened one of the country's leading human rights defenders because of his human rights work, and a prominent government critic has been assaulted on the street, […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents say attacks are evidence of anxiety about the opposition

    Posted on Friday, 11.30.12 Cuban dissidents say attacks are evidence of anxiety about the opposition Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez says he has been harassed by Cuba's secret police for the first time in decades By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz says the secret police harassed him […] Continue reading

    Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

    Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two […] Continue reading

    More Testimonies from House Raid Victims: “I was threatened that If I don’t Leave the Ladies in White, They’d Kill Us All”

    More Testimonies from House Raid Victims: "I was threatened that If I don't Leave the Ladies in White, They'd Kill Us All" Posted by Pedazos de la Isla on August 25, 2012 After the brutal house raid which occurred in the home of Lady in White Glisedis Pina Gonzalez in Holguin this past Saturday August […] Continue reading

    Cuban Prisons: History Repeats Itself

    Cuban Prisons: History Repeats Itself / Iván García Iván García, Translator: Unstated One cold evening with a persistent drizzle, the poet and journalist Raul Rivero in his apartment in the Havana neighborhood of La Victoria, told me that the worst thing in prison was when it came time to sleep. Every night, while sleeping in […] Continue reading

    Cuban women on a protest march say police harassed and detained them

    Posted on Thursday, 02.02.12 Cuban women on a protest march say police harassed and detained them They say they were trying to stage a march in the central Cuba city of Santa Clara when police searched them for cellphones By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissidents say police beat, groped and detained seven women who tried […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissident Freed Hours After Violent Arrest

    Cuban Dissident Freed Hours After Violent Arrest HAVANA – Prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was released without charges several hours after his "violent" arrest in the central city of Santa Clara, his family and colleagues said Monday. Fariñas was headed for church on Sunday together with a group of 10 opposition members when "three (police) […] Continue reading

    Prominent Cuban dissident detained

    Prominent Cuban dissident detainedPublished November 02, 2011EFE Havana – Cuban government opponent Guillermo Fariñas was detained in the central city of Santa Clara while trying to visit a hunger-striking dissident at a hospital, his family and pro-democracy activists said. "Guillermo went to pay a visit to Alcides (Rivera) at the hospital and they don't want […] Continue reading

    My Fate or My Misfortune / Laritza Diversent

    My Fate or My Misfortune / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: Unstated In Cuba it's normal to breathe in fear and insecurity, but to read between the line of the editorial "Fabricating Excuses" in the newspaper Granma, and the last three paragraphs of the text, terrifies you. It's easy when you decide not to remain silent […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Stop Imprisoning Peaceful Dissidents

    Cuba: Stop Imprisoning Peaceful DissidentsSix Sentenced in Summary Trials for Exercising Basic RightsJune 1, 2011 With this new round of prosecutions, the Castro government is sending a clear message to dissidents that the status quo has not changed in Cuba. Publicly criticizing the government can still earn you a harsh prison sentence.José Miguel Vivanco, Americas […] Continue reading

    Information from Santa Clara / Miriam Celaya

    Information from Santa Clara / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting Since the death of John Wilfredo Soto this past May 8th as a result of beatings received by local police, successive acts of violence, threats and harassment of various kinds have been carried out against dissident groups and individuals in the city of Santa […] Continue reading

    Reasons for an Injustice / Miriam Celaya

    Reasons for an Injustice / Miriam CelayaMiriam Celaya, Translator: Unstated As if the proverbial mediocrity of the usual television programming weren't enough, in recent weeks there is a new series, incredibly badly made and edited even worse, that has been presented on the screen. "Cuba's Reasons," is the title of this latest garbage, which clearly […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents are talking about unity,

    Posted on Sunday, 04.17.11 Cuban dissidents are talking about unity But internal bickering and rivalries need to be resolved before they can form a broad opposition front.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Believing that the time is ripe for a new push against the Raúl Castro government, Cuban dissidents are working to organize 12 recently freed political […] Continue reading

    Church says Cuba freeing 7 political prisoners

    Posted on Saturday, 02.19.11 Church says Cuba freeing 7 political prisonersBy ANNE-MARIE GARCIAASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Cuba's government has agreed to free seven more prisoners, the Roman Catholic Church announced Saturday. It said six who faced charges of crimes against state security are bound for Spain, but a political prisoner said he plans to remain […] Continue reading