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    On Cuban Political Prisoners

    On Cuban Political Prisoners / 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque Posted on July 14, 2015 14ymedio, Martha Beatriz Roque, Havana, 11 July 2015 — What classifies as a political prisoner is a cause for disagreement among the Cuban opposition. There are varying opinions about who has been jailed for political reasons or not, despite the criteria […] Continue reading

    The Gorki Aguila Case

    The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares Posted on February 23, 2014 The trial schedules for this Tuesday against Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was postponed because of the health problems of his defense attorney, according to the musician himself on his Facebook page. Gorki spoke about the background […] Continue reading

    DESPITE REFORM TO MIGRATION LAW, CUBA CONTINUES TO RESTRICT FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY AND TO HOLD PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

    DOCUMENT – CUBA: DESPITE REFORM TO MIGRATION LAW, CUBA CONTINUES TO RESTRICT FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY AND TO HOLD PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AMR 25/007/2013 20 September 2013 Despite reform to migration law, Cuba continues to restrict freedoms of expression, association and assembly and to hold prisoners of […] Continue reading

    Amnesty names 5 Cubans ‘prisoners of conscience’

    Posted on Sunday, 08.04.13 Amnesty names 5 Cubans ‘prisoners of conscience’ BY PETER ORSI ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Amnesty International designated five Cubans detained on the island as “prisoners of conscience” on Sunday and called for their immediate release. The New York-based human rights watchdog highlighted the cases of Rafael Matos Montes de Oca, Emilio […] Continue reading

    Human rights under abuse in Cuba

    Posted on Monday, 04.22.13 The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL Human rights under abuse in Cuba By The Miami Herald Editorial HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s latest report on human-rights practices effectively puts the lie to the idea that the piecemeal and illusory changes in Cuba under Gen. Raúl Castro represent a genuine political opening toward greater […] 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

    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

    Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourthsession of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 8 September 2008 Publicamnesty internationalCuba Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council February 2009 Executive summary In this submission, Amnesty […] 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 time of this report. The closed door trials were problematic on several levels. They were […] 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

    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

    CUBAN GOVERNMENT MUST RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

    CUBAN GOVERNMENT MUST RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS2007-05-01.Freedom House April 27, 2007 — While the release of seven Cuban political prisoners this week is a welcome action, more needs to be done to demonstrate a genuine shift in the Cuban government's treatment of political dissent, Freedom House said today. The organization urged the international community to […] 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

    Cuba ‘releases jailed dissidents’

    Cuba ‘releases jailed dissidents’ At least seven dissidents have been released from jail in Cuba, human rights groups have said. Dissident sources said one, Jorge Luis Garcia – a long-time critic of Fidel Castro’s government – was freed after serving a 17-year sentence. Six others were also freed after serving about two years, sources said. […] Continue reading

    Cuba frees dissident leader who spent 17 years in prison

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 – Page updated at 02:02 AMCuba frees dissident leader who spent 17 years in prisonBy The Associated Press HAVANA — A veteran dissident leader who wrote a book about Cuban prison conditions while behind bars was freed over the weekend after serving his entire 17-year sentence, rights groups said Monday. Jorge […] 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

    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

    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

    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles

    Posted on Sun, Feb. 05, 2006

    EXILE POLITICS
    FIU spy case reawakens old mistrust among exiles
    The FIU spy case is stirring up distrust between Cuban exile factions
    and also between exiles and island dissidents.
    BY OSCAR CORRAL
    ocorral@MiamiHerald.com

    The case against two Florida International University employees believed
    to be supplying Cuba information about South Florida exiles has stirred
    up once again the element of… Continue reading