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    Farewell Letter from El Sexto

    Farewell Letter from El Sexto / Danilo Maldonado Posted on September 24, 2015 Valle Grande Prison From the “cell” (of punishment) September 16, 2015… Where I am there is little light and I am in my underwear because I do not want to wear the prison uniform. They give me a mattress for 5 or […] Continue reading

    Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize

    Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize Saying “Cuba will be free”, dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize — three years after winning the award. “This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba,” Farinas told the packed European […] Continue reading

    Prison Diary X. The “5″ (Sybarites) Don’t Like Chicken

    Prison Diary X. The "5″ (Sybarites) Don't Like Chicken / Angel Santiesteban Posted on April 6, 2013 The prisoners I share this barracks with tell me they read in the newspaper Granma that the 5 spies condemned in the U.S. complained because their jailers had offered them chicken twice. That is, they were protesting because […] Continue reading

    Catorce años de prisión para un periodista : las detenciones e intimidaciones no paran

    Catorce años de prisión para un periodista : las detenciones e intimidaciones no paran Publicado el Viernes 16 de noviembre de 2012. Reporteros sin Fronteras rechaza las represiones que han venido aumentado durante los últimos meses, y que contradicen las intenciones expresadas por el gobierno cubano en 2008 en los dos pactos internacionales sobre Derechos [...] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike

    Cuban Dissidents Have Demands Met, End Hunger Strike Published September 19, 2012 Fox News Latino A longtime Cuban dissident and her followers have abandoned a hunger strike on its eighth day after receiving word the government will meet their main demand. Martha Beatriz Roque called off the strike when told the government would free little […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike

    Posted on Monday, 09.17.12 Cuban dissident passes 1 week on hunger strike By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — A prominent Cuban dissident completed her first week on a hunger strike with supporters saying her condition is worsening each day and they fear she might die. Pro-government bloggers, meanwhile, denounced the strike as a sham. […] Continue reading

    Award-winning Cuban dissident detained

    Award-winning Cuban dissident detained Agence France-Presse 10:12 am | Saturday, August 25th, 2012 HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was arrested by police after an argument with agents guarding his home, his mother and activists said Friday. Farinas, who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime, was arrested late […] Continue reading

    Las dos varas de medir una misma justicia: Ángel Carromero vs. Tte. Coronel Filiberto Hernández Ruiz

    Las dos varas de medir una misma justicia: Ángel Carromero vs. Tte. Coronel Filiberto Hernández Ruiz [24-08-2012] Lcdo. Sergio Ramos (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En breve el gobierno cubano empezará el juicio contra el ciudadano español Ángel Carromero acusado por la muerte de los opositores Oswaldo Paya Sardiñas y Harold Cepero ocurrida en un accidente automovilístico en Bayamo, [...] Continue reading

    Fuerte golpiza a opositora pacífica

    Fuerte golpiza a opositora pacífica [08-08-2012] Alfredo Fernández Silva Presidente del PD-30-11-FP (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- En la madrugada del pasado Lunes 23 de Julio del 2012, alrededor de la 1 y 20 de la madrugada, en la cafetería ¨Waka Waka¨ situada en calle 70 y 41, en el municipio de Playa, se encontraban Carlos Alexander Borrego Galardy, [...] Continue reading

    El exterminio selectivo de opositores: Una política de Estado

    El exterminio selectivo de opositores: Una política de Estado [29-07-2012] Lcdo. Sergio Ramos (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- La súbita muerte del destacado opositor Oswaldo Paya Sardiñas, premio Sajarov y líder del Proyecto Varela, impactó a la oposición y al exilio. Los medios oficialistas lo señalan como un "accidente automovilístico" ocurrido en una carretera cerca de Bayamo. En el [...] Continue reading

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro Cuba

    How the Catholic Church is Preparing for a Post-Castro CubaReligion and Rebuilding on the IslandVictor GaetanFebruary 27, 2012 When Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba next month, he will once again reinforce a strategy that the Vatican has allowed the local Catholic Church there to pursue for more than three decades: diligently avoid any political confrontation […] Continue reading

    La disidencia se redefine

    Reportaje La disidencia se redefineAgencias – DDCLa Habana 23-09-2011 – 10:00 pm. 'Vamos a seguir. Al final cada uno de nosotros está defendiendo sus derechos', afirma Elizardo Sánchez. Cuando se formaron las Damas de Blanco, en protesta por el encarcelamiento de activistas y periodistas en 2003, la misión de este grupo de mujeres era simple: [...] Continue reading

    Cuba’s opposition tries to plot fresh course

    Posted on Friday, 09.23.11 Cuba's opposition tries to plot fresh courseBy PAUL HAVEN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press HAVANA — When dozens of Cuban intellectuals and commentators were jailed in a notorious crackdown on dissent, their wives united in 2003 to form the Ladies in White, a dissident group focused on a simple, compelling goal: Freedom […] Continue reading

    Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracy

    Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracyBy Carlos Batista (AFP) – 8 hours ago HAVANA — Leading dissidents in Cuba have launched a reform plan seeking a democratic opening in the Americas' only one-party Communist-run state. More than 40 prominent members of a range of outlawed small parties and movements signed and issued the document […] Continue reading

    Dissident: Cuba won’t let me accept rights prize

    Dissident: Cuba won't let me accept rights prize 'I'm going to continue in my battle for democracy,' winner of EU award says HAVANA — A Cuban dissident said he would not attend a ceremony in France to accept the European Parliament's top human rights prize because Cuban authorities had not given him permission to make […] Continue reading

    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba

    Posted on Wednesday, 12.15.10
    EU human rights laureate calls for change in Cuba
    By RAF CASERT
    Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — A Cuban dissident used a video address at Wednesday's award
    of the EU's main human rights prize to call for the release of political
    prisoners in his homeland and for the government to end attacks on… Continue reading

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize

    EU decries no-show of Farinas for rights prize
    The Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has criticized Cuba for not
    allowing a dissident protester to travel to collect its biggest human
    rights award.

    EU Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said Tuesday that Guillermo Farinas,
    whose 134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of… Continue reading

    Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU

    Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU
    21 October 2010 Last updated at 11:12 GMT

    GUILLERMO FARINAS
    * One of best-known Cuban dissidents; staged more than 20 hunger strikes
    * Ended four-month hunger strike in July
    * Supporter of non-violent protest, said he was ready to die in fight
    for human rights in Cuba
    *… Continue reading

    Cuban dissident Farinas wins Sakharov rights prize

    Cuban dissident Farinas wins Sakharov rights prize
    By Arnaud Bouvier (AFP)

    STRASBOURG — The European parliament awarded Thursday its prestigious
    Sakharov human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, as
    Europe debates whether to normalise ties with the Communist regime.

    "Guillermo Farinas is an independent journalist and political dissident
    who was ready to sacrifice and risk… Continue reading

    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas

    Posted on Thursday, 10.21.10
    EU rights prize for Cuban dissident Farinas
    The Associated Press

    STRASBOURG, France — The European Parliament awarded its annual human
    rights prize on Thursday to Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident whose
    134-day hunger strike helped draw attention to the plight of political
    dissidents jailed in a 2003 crackdown on dissent.

    Cuba began… Continue reading

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS
    (38TH Annual Conference of the International Organization of Human Rights)
    2010-04-01.
    Rolf Beller, International Organization of Human Rights
    (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).-

    ISHR Annual General Meeting – Year 2010

    Since the seizure of power of the Castro brothers in the year 1959, the
    press was at first controlled and then censored so that work… Continue reading

    Protests in Cuba must continue without hunger strikes, says dissident

    Protests in Cuba must continue without hunger strikes, says dissident

    Havana, Cuba, Mar 8, 2010 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- The president of the
    Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya, issued a statement
    last week encouraging the efforts of human rights defenders and
    prisoners of conscience in the country, but asked that their demands be
    made… Continue reading

    Cuban dissident died because nobody listened, laments Paya

    Cuban dissident died because nobody listened, laments Paya

    Havana, Cuba, Mar 2, 2010 / 02:53 pm (CNA).- The founder and leader of
    the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, said this weekend that
    the death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata was due to the lazy reaction
    of the political world to warnings of his arrest and the… Continue reading

    La muerte valiente de Zapata

    REPORTAJE: Los derechos humanos en Cuba

    La muerte valiente de Zapata
    El castrismo desacredita al disidente fallecido tildándole de "preso
    común" – Sus compañeros de lucha recuerdan su humildad y destacan su coraje
    MAURICIO VICENT – La Habana – 28/02/2010

    Antes de convertirse en mártir y símbolo de la disidencia cubana,
    Orlando Zapata Tamayo era un… Continue reading

    Cuba in crackdown after dissident's death

    Cuba in crackdown after dissident's death
    By Carlos Batista, Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2010 3:06 PM

    HAVANA – Security agents detained dissidents across Cuba Wednesday to
    prevent protests at the funeral of a leading political prisoner, an
    activist said, after the death of the hunger-striking detainee sparked
    international outrage.

    Cuban President Raul Castro "regrets the death of… Continue reading