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    Transparency, Honesty and Free Information – Exotic Ideals in Cuba

    Transparency, Honesty and Free Information: Exotic Ideals in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on August 31, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 21 June 2015 — When Berta Soler, leader of one of three splinter groups of the Ladies in White, convened a referendum on her continued command of the organization following a scandal in Fall 2014 regarding […] Continue reading

    “El Sexto” in the Clutches of the Castro Beast

    “El Sexto” in the Clutches of the Castro Beast / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on August 29, 2015 Danilo Maldonado is a Cuban political prisoner who just embarked on the terrible path of committing to a hunger strike. This was confirmed by his family members from Havana late on August 25th. “El Sexto” (as in […] Continue reading

    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

    Workers for the Nomenklatura

    Workers for the Nomenklatura / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on August 16, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, August, www.cubanet.org.- Similar to the theme of Steven Spielberg’s movie Minority Report, where someone is imprisoned for crimes they had not yet committed but it was assumed they might commit, the Cuban Criminal Code devotes several articles to “the state of […] 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

    Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize – HRW

    Cuba:Cuban Dissident Wins Human Rights Prize21 Oct 2010 14:26:51 GMTSource: Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Council of Europe's award of its Sakharov prize for human rights to Guillermo Fariñas, the Cuban dissident who held a hunger strike to call for the release of other political prisoners, is a welcome step, Human Rights Watch […] 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

    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

    Release of Dissidents Still Leaves Scores in Prison,Raul Castro Government Continues to Criminalize Dissent

    Cuba: Release of Dissidents Still Leaves Scores in PrisonRaul Castro Government Continues to Criminalize DissentJuly 8, 2010 (Washington, DC) – The plan to release a group of Cuban political prisoners is a positive step, but the Cuban government should release all political prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Cuba should also dismantle its authoritarian laws […] Continue reading

    Human Rights Watch: Cuba More Repressive Than Ever

    Human Rights Watch: Cuba More Repressive Than EverBy Erik Maza, Thursday, May. 13 2010 @ 3:56PM Cuba has been on a repressive kick since the beginning of a year. After well-known critic Zapata Tamayo died in February, other Cubans took to the streets in protest. Another one, Guillermo Farinas, is said to be at death's […] Continue reading

    Cuba—A Way Forward

    Cuba—A Way Forwardby Nik Steinberg, Daniel Wilkinson In a 1980 interview, Gabriel García Márquez told The New York Times that he had spent three years writing a book about life in Cuba under Fidel Castro. But, he said, "now I realize that the book is so critical that it could be used against Cuba, so […] Continue reading

    Human rights situations in Cuba that require the Council’s attention

    United Nations Human Rights CouncilHuman rights situations in Cuba that require the Council's attentionBy Online Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Statement delivered at the General Assembly by Freedom House, represented by Maria C. Werlau, regarding the situation of prisoners in Cuba. On behalf of Freedom House, I thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity to speak […] Continue reading

    Cuban crimes and U.S. apologists

    Cuban crimes and U.S. apologistsPosted By José R. Cárdenas Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – 6:12 PM Share As if the world needed further reminding, in recent weeks there havebeen two events that underscore the unremitting brutality of the Castroregime in Cuba. Just last week, human rights activists reported on thedeath of political prisoner Orlando Zapata […] 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 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

    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

    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