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    Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

    Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro

    A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on April 10, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 March 2016 — With mouths agape and arms extended to the heavens, Cubans of goodwill are still awaiting the night on which Raúl Castro will liberate all political prisoners and fling into the garbage […] Continue reading

    3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality

    3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality / 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez, Mexico City, 18 September 2015 – The pardon of 3,522 ordinary prisoners in Cuba is excellent news, above all for their relatives. At the beginning of July something similar occurred when […] Continue reading

    Human Rights Group Estimates At Least 71 Political Prisoners In Cuba

    Human Rights Group Estimates At Least 71 Political Prisoners In Cuba / EFE (14ymedio) Posted on June 19, 2015 EFE (via 14ymedio), 19 June 2015 – The dissident group Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) estimates that there are at least 71 people imprisoned on the Island for “political reasons or through […] Continue reading

    Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

    18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking […] Continue reading

    Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights’ Day

    Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights' DayBy Cuba Archive Friday, December 10, 2010 Summit, New Jersey. December 10, 2010. Today marks the anniversary of the United Nations' General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. As the world celebrates the primacy of human rights, Cuba ignores their most basic and […] Continue reading

    Premature thanks in Cuba

    Premature thanks in CubaThe myth of Raul the ReformerBy Daniel AllottThe Washington Times4:21 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010 It has been more than four years since Raul Castro assumed the duties of the presidency of Cuba and more than 2 1/2 years since he officially took over for his older brother, Fidel. In that time, […] Continue reading

    Cuba group wants parole for 69 ‘political’ inmates

    Posted on Thursday, 08.05.10Cuba group wants parole for 69 'political' inmatesBy WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — Cuba's leading domestic human rights group called on the government Thursday to release 69 inmates it says are being held for political reasons, arguing that they should be eligible for parole after serving at least half their sentences. […] Continue reading

    It’s time to lift the communications embargo on Cuba.

    Havana Calling It's time to lift the communications embargo on Cuba.BY CHRISTOPHER SABATINI | JULY/AUGUST 2010 Fidel Castro may have looked weak and confused at times during his TV appearance this week, but the rare prime-time address by the former Cuban leader had the desired effect: He managed, for a day, to recapture the media […] Continue reading

    Cuban Government Continues to Stifle Dissent, Despite Assertions that Freedom of Expression is Respected, Says New Amnesty International Report

    Cuban Government Continues to Stifle Dissent, Despite Assertions that Freedom of Expression is Respected, Says New Amnesty International Report June 30, 2010 Cuba's government continues to stifle dissent through arbitrary arrests, surveillance, intimidation and harassment of journalists, dissidents and activists, despite recent assertions that freedom of expression is respected inside Cuba, Amnesty International said in […] Continue reading

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba30 June 2010 Full report:http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR25/005/2010/en/62b9caf8-8407-4a08-90bb-b5e8339634fe/amr250052010en.pdf Cuba's repressive legal system has created a climate of fear among journalists, dissidents and activists, putting them at risk of arbitrary arrest and harassment by the authorities, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. The report Restrictions on […] Continue reading

    Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights

    Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights One party rule remains the law of the land, and when elections are held they are neither free nor fair. The U.S. again urges the Cuban government to allow the Red Cross and United Nations officials to visit Cuban jails. For 34 years, the United States has reviewed the […] Continue reading

    CPJ petitioners urge Castro to free journalists

    CPJ petitioners urge Castro to free journalistsDecember 31, 2008 Raúl Castro RuzPresident of the Republic of CubaC/o Cuban Mission to the United Nations315 Lexington Ave.New York, NY 10016 Via facsimile: (212) 779-1697 Dear President Castro, The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Hidden Heroes

    Cuba's Hidden Heroes By Jordan Allott & Daniel Allott on 12.30.08 @ 6:07AM "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." — Frederick Douglass December marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Crafted in the […] Continue reading

    Five years after ‘Black Spring’, WiPC calls for release of 28 imprisoned writers, journalists and librarians following Cuba’s signature of key human rights treaties

    CUBA: Five years after 'Black Spring', WiPC calls for release of 28imprisoned writers, journalists and librarians following Cuba'ssignature of key human rights treaties Author(s): Tamsin Mitchell – PEN WiPC Africa/Americas ResearcherDate: 13th March, 2008 RAN 15/08 The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of International PEN applaudsCuba's 28 February signature of two key international human rightsconventions […] Continue reading

    Concerns expressed over imprisoned Cuban journalists

    Concerns expressed over imprisoned Cuban journalistsPublished on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 PARIS, France (RSF/IFEX): The Paris-based Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has expressed concern about the health and safety of Cuba's imprisoned journalists, especially Normando Hernández González, the editor of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey, an independent news agency, who is still waiting for […] Continue reading

    Call for imprisoned journalists to be released on medical grounds

    Cuba6 July 2007 Call for imprisoned journalists to be released on medical grounds Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the health and safety of Cuba's imprisoned journalists, especially Normando Hernández González, the editor of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey, an independent news agency, who is still waiting for the special medical release […] Continue reading

    Policia política detiene, registra y enjuicia a PI -RSF

    Policía política detiene, registra y enjuicia a PI -RSF

    País/Tema: Cuba
    Fecha: 05 de febrero de 2007
    Fuente: Reporteros Sin Fronteras (RSF)
    Persona: Ramón Velázquez Toranso, Haydee Rodríguez, Luis Esteban
    Espinosa Echemendía, Armando Betancourt
    Victimas: redactor(es) , periodista(s)
    Tipos de violaciónes: arresto , detenido , huelga de hambre ,
    encarcelado , interrogado , allanado , raptado
    Urgencia: Noticia urgente

    (RSF/IFEX) – RSF lamenta que el… Continue reading