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    Forum for Rights and Freedoms

    Forum for Rights and Freedoms / Estado de Sats (see endnote) Posted on January 17, 2015 Announcements made by United States President Barack Obama and his administration have sparked an intense controversy about the Cuban conflict. Many opponents and civil society activists, within the island and in exile, have lamented, especially, the lack of transparency […] Continue reading

    Keep the embargo until Castro relents

    Posted on Tuesday, 02.18.14 U.S. POLICY Keep the embargo until Castro relents BY MICHAEL PUTNEY MPUTNEY@LOCAL10.COM The U.S. trade embargo against Cuba is a fiction, a fraud, a failure and has been for a long time. It’s a Potemkin Village embargo. But it has served the purposes of both Washington and Havana. When it was […] 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

    The Castros blink

    Posted on Friday, 07.30.10POLITICAL PRISONERS The Castros blinkBY JORGE G. CASTANEDAjorgecastaneda.org Finally, someone in Cuba went eyeball to eyeball with the Castro brothers, and they blinked. On July 7, Guillermo Fariñas, a dissident on a hunger strike for more than four months, achieved what no one has done before. Through a combination of careful confrontation, […] Continue reading

    Number of political prisoners in Cuba still murky

    Posted on Friday, 07.23.10Number of political prisoners in Cuba still murkyBy PAUL HAVENAssociated Press Writer HAVANA — If Cuba releases 52 prisoners of conscience as promised, it will still hold more than 100 people listed as political prisoners by the island's leading human rights group. But a closer look will find bombers, hijackers and fallen […] Continue reading

    HRW – 2010 Cuba Report

    CubaEvents of 2009 The change in government leadership in 2006-when Fidel Castro handed control to his brother Raul-has had little effect on Cuba's dismal human rights record. Cuba remains the one country in Latin America that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. The government continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and […] Continue reading

    Engaging Cuba on Human Rights

    Engaging Cuba on Human RightsThe regime should be asked to release political prisoners in exchange for normal relationsby Jorge G. CastañedaPublished in:The Wall Street JournalNovember 19, 2009 The logical route to follow is the one HRW and others have suggested: The U.S. should shift from a policy of regime change to a policy of human-rights […] Continue reading

    Report hits at Cuban regime on human rights

    Report hits at Cuban regime on human rightsBy Adam Thomson in Mexico CityPublished: November 19 2009 00:25 | Last updated: November 19 2009 00:25 Cuba's regime has failed to improve its dire record on human rights under the leadership of Raúl Castro, imprisoning scores of people for exercising basic freedoms and refusing to release dozens […] Continue reading

    Resisting carrots and sticks in Cuba

    Resisting carrots and sticks in CubaMICHAEL OSBUN / Tribune Media ServicesBy THE ECONOMISTPublished: Monday, November 23, 2009 at 3:00 a.m. Those who hoped that the arrival in power of Barack Obama and Raul Castro would bring a thaw in the continuing 50-year cold war between the United States and Cuba so far have little to […] Continue reading

    Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes Dissent – HRW

    Cuba: Raúl Castro Imprisons Critics, Crushes DissentObama Should Replace Failed Embargo With Effective Multilateral PolicyNovember 18, 2009 "In his three years in power, Raúl Castro has been just as brutal as his brother. Cubans who dare to criticize the government live in perpetual fear, knowing they could wind up in prison for merely expressing their […] Continue reading

    Cuban Government Charge Independent Church Leaders With ‘Criminal Activity’

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 Cuban Government Charge Independent Church Leaders With 'Criminal Activity'By Dan WoodingFounder of ASSIST Ministries CUBA (ANS) — A church leader from a fast growing independent Church movement in Cuba is being accused of criminal activity by the Government just one month after a Pastor from the same group was sentenced to […] Continue reading

    CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in Cuba

    CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in CubaJune 15, 2009 Jan Fischer Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, President of theEuropean CouncilJosé Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Dear Sirs, The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you, as the president of theEuropean Council and President of the European Commission, to takeconcrete steps […] Continue reading

    HRW 2008 Cuba report

    CubaEvents of 2007 Cuba remains the one country in Latin America that represses nearlyall forms of political dissent. There have been no significant policychanges since Fidel Castro relinquished direct control of thegovernment to his brother Raul Castro in August 2006. The governmentcontinues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions,long-term and short-term detentions, mob harassment, police […] Continue reading

    Amnesty International Cuba report 2007

    CUBA REPUBLIC OF CUBA Head of state and government: Raúl Castro Ruz (provisionally replaced Fidel Castro Ruz in July)Death penalty: retentionistInternational Criminal Court: not ratified Freedom of expression, association and movement continued to be severely restricted. At least 69 prisoners of conscience remained imprisoned for their political opinions. Political dissidents, independent journalists and human rights […] Continue reading

    Cuba frees political prisoners ahead of talks on EU sanctions

    26 April 2007 19:31 Cuba frees political prisoners ahead of talks on EU sanctionsBy David Usborne in New YorkPublished: 26 April 2007 Cuba appears to have taken a step towards blunting international criticism of repression on the island with the release of seven political prisoners, including the well-known dissident leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez. He […] 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

    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