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    Independent journalist sentenced to two years of house arrest

    Independent journalist sentenced to two years of house arrest SANTIAGO DE CUBA, November 7 (Virgilio Delat/APLO) – Independent journalist Guillermo Espinosa, who had been held in isolation since his arrest two weeks ago, was sentenced by a tribunal in Santiago to two years of house arrest for “social dangerousness.” Espinosa, who had raised the government’s […] Continue reading

    Independent journalist sentenced to two years’ house arrest

    CUBA: Independent journalist sentenced to two years’ house arrest New York, November 8, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence of two years’ house arrest handed down by a Cuban court to a journalist who reported on a dengue fever outbreak that the authorities censored. Journalist Guillermo Espinosa Rodríguez of the independent agency Agencia […] Continue reading

    Prisoners fumigated while they slept

    Prisoners fumigated while they slept HAVANA, Cuba – October 23 (Roberto Santana Rodríguez / www.cubanet.org) - Sleeping inmates were sprayed while they slept when the chief of Internal Order at the El Pitirre prison ordered spraying against mosquitos to proceed at six in the morning October 15. The spraying is part of an ongoing campaign […] Continue reading

    Prison filthy and overcrowded, says political prisoner

    Prison filthy and overcrowded, says political prisoner HOLGUIN, Cuba – August 8 (Liannis Meriño Aguilera, Jóvenes sin Censura / www.cubanet.org) – Political prisoner Juan Luis Rodríguez denounced poor conditions at the Cuba Sí prison, on the outskirts of Holguín, where he has been confined since July 23. Rodríguez, 35, said the ward to which new […] Continue reading

    Dissidents Predict Pre-Summit House-Cleaning

    HUMAN RIGHTS-CUBA:Dissidents Predict Pre-Summit House-CleaningPatricia Grogg HAVANA, Jul 6 (IPS) – A decrease in the number of prisoners held for “political motives” in Cuba — down from 333 to 316 “documented” cases over the last six months — is “insignificant,” says a local opposition organisation that issues weekly reports on human rights. Both figures differ […] Continue reading

    Defense lawyers are scarce in Cuba

    Defense lawyers are scarce in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba – May 5 (Jaime Leygonier / www.cubanet.org) – Lawyers avoid–and even refuse–to defend those accused by the government, since they consider it useless and even dangerous for themselves to act as defense lawyers. Relatives of those arrested state that whoever seeks the services of a defense attorney […] Continue reading

    Inter-American Body Denounces Rights Policies of Venezuela, Cuba

    02 May 2006Inter-American Body Denounces Rights Policies of Venezuela, Cuba New report by Organization of American States details human rights abuses By Eric GreenWashington File Staff Writer Washington — The Organization of American States (OAS) is expressing concern about the human-rights situations in Venezuela and Cuba. In a May 2 statement, the OAS Inter-American Commission […] Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the […] Continue reading

    New prison for women being built in Havana

    New prison for women being built in Havana HAVANA, Cuba – March 6 (Jaime Leygonier / www.cubanet.org) – Workers are rushing to finish a new correctional facility for women being built in Calderón, part of Alquízar municipality in Havana province, south of the city. Authorities have announced that the prison, with capacity for thousands of […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. February 28, 2005. Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor […] Continue reading

    HRW 2006 Report Cuba

    Cuba Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor reforms. Instead, his government continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and short-term detentions, mob harassment, police warnings, […] Continue reading

    A famously gay U.S. photographer’s work is exhibited in Havana

    Posted on Fri, Dec. 16, 2005 CUBAA famously gay U.S. photographer’s work is exhibited in Havana BY VANESSA ARRINGTONAssociated Press HAVANA – Communist Cuba hasn’t exactly been tolerant of homosexuality and transvestism.In the late 1960s, Cubans were sent to labor camps simply for being gay, with the state deriding homosexuality as an illness of the […] Continue reading

    A famously gay U.S. photographer's work is exhibited in Havana

    Posted on Fri, Dec. 16, 2005

    CUBA
    A famously gay U.S. photographer’s work is exhibited in Havana

    BY VANESSA ARRINGTON
    Associated Press

    HAVANA – Communist Cuba hasn’t exactly been tolerant of homosexuality and transvestism.
    In the late 1960s, Cubans were sent to labor camps simply for being gay, with the state deriding homosexuality as an illness of the capitalist past. Even today, some Cuban transvestites… Continue reading

    Liberal Resolution on Cuba

    Liberal Resolution on Cuba 2005-11-06 Proposed by the Swedish Liberal Party and aproved at the Liberal International’s 175th Executive Committee, at Mallorca, Spain. Liberal International, convening in Palma de Mallorca on 6 November 2005, Welcomes the fact that the democracy movement in Cuba is mobilising more citizens everyday behind demands for democracy and human rights […] Continue reading

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba 2005-10-23 1. IntroductionFor the past 46 years Cuba has been, and continues to be, a totalitarian state controlled single-handedly by Fidel Castro, who occupies all the relevant: Head of State, Head of Government, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and First Secretary of the Communist Party. The authority […] Continue reading