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    Amnesty International Denounces Increase in Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba

    Amnesty International Denounces Increase in Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba / 14ymedio Posted on February 26, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 24 February 2015 — Short-duration detentions increased considerably in Cuba in 2014, according to the annual report published today by Amnesty International. The human rights organization, with headquarters in London, emphasizes that the situation with respect to […] Continue reading

    The Cuban Government Before the Committee Against Torture

    The Cuban Government Before the Committee Against Torture / Dora Leonor Mesa Dora Leonor Mesa, Translator: mlk By Miriam Leiva, Havana 06/07/2012 Cuban authorities for more than nine years avoided the analysis of their violations of human rights in the United Nations Committee on Torture; a period that coincides with the uprising of March 2003, […] Continue reading

    UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses

    Posted on Saturday, 06.02.12 UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses THE U.N. called Friday for an independent body to gather, investigate and report on complaints of human rights abuses in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture hammered Cuba on Friday for a lengthy string of human rights abuses […] 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 a prison masquerading as a nation

    Cuba a prison masquerading as a nationBy Ian RobinsonLast Updated: August 2, 2010 2:00am Hmm. Looking for a vacation spot. Gotta have sun and sand and beaches. Cheap would be good. Let's see. Is there a repressive police state lacking in anything resembling rule of law as I know it that I could go to? […] 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

    Most deaths largely ignored

    Posted on Friday, 03.05.10CUBAN PRISONSMost deaths largely ignoredBY MARIA C. WERLAUwww.CubaArchive.org The recent death by hunger strike of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is not a first-time event in Cuba. Sadly, we have records of another 12 political prisoners who died in hunger strikes during the Castro regime. More such deaths are probably unrecorded. The Cuban regime […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s embargo must go

    Cuba's embargo must go It's time to end the counterproductive sanctions against Cuba, whichhave only served to strengthen its brutal regime John Keenanguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 November 2009 14.00 GMT This month Europe celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the collapseof the iron curtain. Tribute was paid the role the US played in helpingto speed the demise […] 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

    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

    Amnesty International Cuba 2008 Report

    REPUBLIC OF CUBAHead of state and governmentRaúl Castro Ruz (provisionally replacing Fidel Castro Ruz)Death penalty retentionistPopulation 11.3 millionLife expectancy 77.7 yearsUnder-5 mortality (m/f) 6/6 per 1,000Adult literacy 99.8 per cent Restrictions on freedom of expression, association and movement remainedsevere. At least 62 prisoners of conscience remained imprisoned andpolitical dissidents, independent journalists and human rights activistscontinued […] 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

    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

    New Reports Condemn Human Rights Violations in Cuba, Venezuela

    05 April 2007New Reports Condemn Human Rights Violations in Cuba, Venezuela U.S., Organization of American States portray bleak conditions in both nations By Eric GreenUSINFO Staff Writer Cuba's "Ladies in White," or Damas de Blanco, march through Havana in December 2006 to celebrate International Human Rights Day. The Ladies, relatives of political prisoners, have since […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Amnesty International’s human rights concerns

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Media Briefing AI Index: AMR 25/003/2007 (Public)News Service No: 01829 January 2007 Cuba: Amnesty International's human rights concernsFor the past 40 years, Amnesty International (AI) has campaigned against human rights violations committed by the Cuban government, in particular, the imprisonment of political dissidents and journalists as a result of severe restrictions on the […] 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

    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