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Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 December 2016 — José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), was arrested on Thursday around one in the afternoon when he left the organization’s headquarters in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and released about 40 minutes later, as […] Continue reading

Amnesty International Calls on Cuba to Release All Imprisoned Activists

Amnesty International Press ReleaseMonday, February 7, 2011Amnesty International Calls on Cuba to Release All Imprisoned ActivistsContact: Wende Gozan Brown at 212-633-4247, wgozan@aiusa.org.(London) -- Amnesty International today urged the Cuban autho... Continue reading

Cuba urged to release jailed activists

Cuba urged to release jailed activists7 February 2011Amnesty International has urged the Cuban authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience, following the release of a human rights activist who refused to go to exi... Continue reading

Peaceful protests mark human rights day in Cuba

Peaceful protests mark human rights day in Cuba
Reuters

Members of the dissident group Ladies in White staged brief protests in front of two prisons while pro-government Cuban youth’s danced salsa in the park as islanders marked a comparatively peaceful… Continue reading

Freed dissident warns of chaos if Cuba resists sweeping reforms

Freed dissident warns of chaos if Cuba resists sweeping reforms Isabel Sanchez
November 16, 2010

HAVANA: Freed after years in prison and refusing to go into exile, a dissident economist, Arnaldo Ramos, has slammed the communist government, saying chaos looms… Continue reading

Freed Cuban dissident to keep fighting for change

Posted on Sunday, 11.14.10
Freed Cuban dissident to keep fighting for change
By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA
Associated Press

HAVANA — A Cuban dissident vowed Sunday to keep up his political activism and predicted a chaotic future if the country does not… Continue reading

Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners

Posted on Sunday, 11.14.10
Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press

HAVANA — The first of 13 remaining Cuban dissidents jailed since 2003 was released from prison Saturday and returned to his home in… Continue reading

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island

Race in Cuba: Yes, Virginia, There Is Racism on the Island
By: Achy Obejas
Posted: July 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM

When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is.… Continue reading

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba

Soul Searching: The Catholic Church and Human Rights in Cuba by COHA Research Associate Bethan Rafferty

Last month’s visit of the Holy See’s foreign minister, Monsignor Dominique Mamberti, to Cuba highlighted the historically uneasy relationship between the Cuban government and… Continue reading

Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle

Posted on Wednesday, 07.14.10
Safe in Spain, Cuban dissidents vow to continue struggle
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Cuba’s best-known political prisoner and nine others will refuse to leave for Spain if freed, relatives said, while the seven former prisoners… Continue reading

Human rights on agenda of Spanish minister’s Cuba visit

Human rights on agenda of Spanish minister’s Cuba visit
Published on Friday, July 2, 2010

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Thursday he would visit Cuba next week to speak about human rights and… Continue reading

Amnesty urges Cuba to end political repression

Amnesty urges Cuba to end political repression
By David Ariosto, CNN
June 30, 2010 — Updated 1555 GMT (2355 HKT)

* Amnesty says Cuban government has created “climate of fear” * Group says laws are so vague almost any dissent… Continue reading

Cuban dissident found guilty, then freed

Posted on Tuesday, 06.22.10
Cuban dissident found guilty, then freed
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — A Cuban court found prominent opposition leader Darsy Ferrer guilty of purchasing black-market cement Tuesday, but he was released on time served… Continue reading

US calls Cuban dissident release ‘positive development’

US calls Cuban dissident release ‘positive development’
Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — The United States on Wednesday called the release of jailed dissident physician Darsi Ferrer in Cuba a “positive development,” and called on Havana… Continue reading

Jailed Cuban dissident released to serve house arrest

Jailed Cuban dissident released to serve house arrest
By David Ariosto, CNN
June 24, 2010 — Updated 0622 GMT (1422 HKT)

* Darsi Ferrer to serve remainder of sentence under house arrest
* Ferrer charged with illegally purchasing black-market cement… Continue reading

US senator phones Cuban hunger striker

US senator phones Cuban hunger striker
Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — US Senator Robert Menendez spoke by telephone with Guillermo Farinas, a cyber journalist on a hunger strike in Cuba, the US politician said on… Continue reading

International community can no longer ignore fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists and dissidents

International community can no longer ignore fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists and dissidents

Published on 7 April 2010

17 March 2010 – President Lula told action on Cuba should no longer be Latin American taboo as Havana continues to crack… Continue reading