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    Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners

    Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE 14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican […] Continue reading

    Denunciation and Fear – Fidel Castro’s Family Treasure

    Denunciation and Fear: Fidel Castro’s Family Treasure / Luis Felipe Rojas Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 November 2016 — Who in Cuba has not been asked to speak a little more softly? Who has not lowered his or her voice while making a comment about Fidel Castro? This is the regime’s family treasure: a snitch on […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear

    The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading

    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

    Journalism on Demand

    Cuba: Journalism on Demand / Iván García Iván García, 27 August 2016 — I still remember that two-day trip to Pinar del Río. I stayed in a Communist Party hotel at the side of the old central highway. I visited the province’s outstanding factories, cooperatives and work centers. Then in Havana, I wrote three or […] Continue reading

    Cuban Alternative Journalism: Challenges and Commitments

    Cuban Alternative Journalism: Challenges and Commitments / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 3 May 2016 — One morning in 1996, the poet and journalist, Raúl Rivero, Director of the press agency Independent Cuba Press, called me at home in Víbora, to ask me to cover the trial of a dissident in a municipal court in Cerro. […] Continue reading

    State Security Tactics in Cuba

    State Security Tactics in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 May 2016 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, 52, is a spontaneous dissident. He doesn’t belong to any opposition party, nor is he an un-gagged journalist. He is on his own. Last 22 March, with the stars and stripes on his shoulders, Llorente found himself in […] Continue reading

    A Government-spread rumor attempts to denigrate Cubans who believe in prosperity

    A Government-spread rumor attempts to denigrate Cubans who believe in prosperity VERÓNICA VEGA | La Habana | 26 Abr 2016 – 11:17 pm. “Obama’s children.” This is what some are surreptitiously branding the participants in the Cuba Emprende project, an initiative backed by the Archbishopric of Havana at the Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela, which […] Continue reading

    The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana

    The Repression Obama Did Not See in Havana / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 22 March 2016 — Just when Air Force One landed at 2 pm at the Andrew military base on the way to Havana, forty-six Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) walked in file along the central promenade of 5th Avenue, with photos, […] Continue reading

    Cuban Dissidents in Western Democrats’ Selfies

    Cuban Dissidents in Western Democrats’ Selfies / Iván García Posted on March 12, 2016 After leaving mass at St. Rita of Casia Church in Miramar, members of the Ladies in White gather a few meters from the church at Ghandi Park under a banner that reads, “TodosMarchamos” (We All March). The have been coming here […] Continue reading

    December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility

    December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility / Convivencia Posted on December 14, 2015 Coexistence Magazine, Pinar del Rio, Cuba Convivencia, Pinar del Rio, 20 November 2015 — December 17, 2014 opened, without a doubt, a new stage, a new phase in the recent history of Cuba: it was the announcement of the process […] Continue reading

    Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land

    Cuban Journalists are in No-Man’s Land / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 3, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 31 October 2015 — It seems much time has passed since the ’80s, when a stern official from State Security, dressed in civilian clothing, solemnly intimidated us, a group of fresh youngsters, who were studying at La Vibora’s pre-university. […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance

    Cuba: Human Rights at a glance 17 September 2015, 07:33 UTC Short-term arbitrary detention Peaceful demonstrators and human rights activists are routinely detained for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and movement. Activists are often detained to stop them from attending public demonstrations or private meetings. Independent journalists reporting on these detentions […] Continue reading

    Number of Detained Activists in Cuba Was 674 in July, According to CCDHRN

    Number of Detained Activists in Cuba Was 674 in July, According to CCDHRN Posted on August 5, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 4 August 2015 — During the month of July there were 674 arbitrary arrests reported on the island, according to the report released Tuesday by the National Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation […] Continue reading

    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White

    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White / 14ymedio Posted on August 2, 2015 The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi Park at the exit of the church of Santa Rita (Photo Luis Lazaro Guanche) 14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2015 – This afternoon, […] Continue reading

    Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests

    Ladies in White March Ends With 120 Arrests / 14ymedio Posted on July 13, 2015 14ymedio, 13 July 2015 – A group of 120 activists and Ladies in White was arrested on Sunday during the traditional weekly march. Among those arrested were the opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (known as Antunez), who in the […] Continue reading

    Are You One of Those Human Rights People?

    Are You One of Those Human Rights People? / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar Posted on December 15, 2014 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 9 December 2014 — Victims of political illiteracy — as so aptly described by Dagoberto Valdés — many people do not know the difference between being a member of an opposition party, a civil […] Continue reading

    Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party

    Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party / 14ymedio Posted on November 30, 2014 This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against members of the Network of Community Journalists and Communicators in the eastern city of Manzanillo. According to reports by those to whom this newspaper had access, Leonardo Cancio […] Continue reading

    Activists denounce acts of repudiation during a child’s birthday party

    Activists denounce acts of repudiation during a child’s birthday party / 14ymedio Posted on November 25, 2014 14ymedio, Manzanillo, 22 November 2014 – This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against the members of the Community Network of Journalists and Communicators in the eastern city of Manzanillo. According to the testimony of those […] Continue reading

    Crisis Among Cuban Dissidents?

    Crisis Among Cuban Dissidents? / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 19, 2014 The egos and grandstanding are projecting an uncertain outlook within the peaceful opposition in Cuba. It’s like a symphony orchestra without a conductor, where musicians play their own tunes. It’s not for lack of political programs that Cuban activists cede space. They are […] Continue reading

    Five dissident journalists freed after short detention

    Cuba – Five dissident journalists freed after short detention Source: Reporters Without Borders – Tue, 15 Oct 2013 04:35 AM Author: Reporters Without Borders Mario Echevarría Driggs, David Águila Montero and William Cacer Díaz, arrested in Havana last week, were freed on 14 October 2013. Two correspondents for the Hablemos Press news center, Denis Noa […] Continue reading

    THREE DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN SPACE OF 24 HOURS

    THREE DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN SPACE OF 24 HOURS PUBLISHED ON MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2013. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of three dissident journalists who were arrested within the space of 24 hours at the end of last week in Havana. Mario Echevarría Driggs, a reporter for the Misceláneas de Cuba website, […] Continue reading

    RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES

    RESUMEN DE ARRESTOS EN CUBA EN LO QUE VA DE MES17-10-2011.Laida Carro (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- A nuestra redacción ha llegado un resumen de noticias en inglés detallando los arrestos en las diferentes provincias de Cuba en lo que va de mes. CUBA From October 7-16, 2011, the Cuban regime has subjected hundreds of human rights defenders and [...] Continue reading

    Cuban Ladies in White harassed by pro-Castro hecklers

    Monday, March 21st 2011 – 07:34 UTC

    Cuban Ladies in White harassed by pro-Castro hecklers

    Cuban government supporters harassed a group of dissidents who met at a
    home in Havana to commemorate the eighth anniversary of a sweeping
    crackdown on… Continue reading

    Pro-govt crowd harass Cuban rights activists

    Pro-govt crowd harass Cuban rights activists
    (AFP)

    HAVANA — The Cuban government released a political prisoner even as some
    200 pro-government activists harassed the wives of other jailed
    dissidents at a protest march.

    "Get out, get out, you pack of… Continue reading

    Cuba: Reason vs. Barbarism

    Cuba: Reason vs. Barbarism
    de Jorge Olivera Castillo Sindical Press
    Mari, 6 april 2010, 15:12

    The Cuban government has shown its true face to the world. However, what
    could be plainly seen was not an of goodness or sound… Continue reading

    Report on the HR situation in Cuba over the last 5 months

    Report on the HR situation in Cuba over the last 5 months (January -May
    2008)

    Over the last five months, the Cuban regime arrested and jailed 22
    dissidents and opposition activists, 13 of whom were still in prison at
    the… Continue reading

    “The Gray Quinquennium” Or Five Black Decades?

    "The Gray Quinquennium" Or Five Black Decades?
    2007-02-22.
    Oswaldo José Payá Sardiñas, Movimiento Cristiano Liberación
    Havana, February 1 2007- I will never be able to forget the days of
    captivity and liberation on the Island of Pinos, where I, among… Continue reading

    Cuba: Amnesty International’s human rights concerns

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

    Media Briefing

    AI Index: AMR 25/003/2007 (Public)
    News Service No: 018
    29 January 2007

    Cuba: Amnesty International's human rights concerns
    For the past 40 years, Amnesty International (AI) has campaigned against
    human rights violations committed by the Cuban… Continue reading

    Cuba: Possible prisoner of conscience Amnesty International

    AI Index: AMR 25/003/2006 5 December 2006
    Urgent Actions

    Amnesty International’s global Urgent Action network provides an
    effective and rapid means of preventing some of the most
    life-threatening human rights violations against individuals.
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    URGENT ACTION… Continue reading