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Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital

Cuba: Thugs Beat Pregnant Pro-Democracy Dissident ‘in the Belly,’ Put Father in the Hospital by FRANCES MARTEL29 Mar 2017110 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER An unidentified mob attacked two members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) – a pregnant teen and her activist father – on Sunday night, hurling bottles at them and reportedly […] Continue reading

More than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group

More Than 50% Of Cuba’s Political Prisoners Belong To UNPACU, According To Human Rights Group / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 February 2017 – A report released this Monday by the National Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) counts 478 arbitrary arrests against dissidents throughout the island during the month of January. The […] Continue reading

Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016

Dissident Group Denounces At Least 9,940 Arbitrary Arrests In Cuba In 2016 / EFE,14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 January 2017 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), a dissident group, denounced today that it had documented at least 9,940 arbitrary arrests for “political reasons” in 2016, the highest figure of […] Continue reading

Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homesof several activists

Regime forces ‘assault’ the headquarters of the UNPACU and the homes of several activists DDC | Santiago de Cuba | 20 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:08 CET. Early Sunday regime forces simultaneously “assaulted” the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in Santiago of Cuba and another eight houses of activists in that […] Continue reading

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO – REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE? – THE EVIDENCE TO DATE

CUBA’S RAÚL CASTRO: REFORMER OR UNREFORMABLE?: THE EVIDENCE TO DATE Today, even the world’s largest democracies have embraced the idea that unconditional “engagement” with Cuba’s “reformist” military dictatorship will bring about economic and political reform. As a result, they have afforded it widespread impunity, legitimacy, and support. Yet, Raúl has been supreme leader of Cuba […] Continue reading

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government?

Do Hunger Strikes Work as a Strategy to Pressure the Cuban Government? / 14ymedio Guillermo Fariñas, UNPACU Activist: “With this [hunger strike] I am giving the Castro regime leaders to decide if they want to assassinate me publicly.” Eliécer Ávila, President of Somos+ (We Are More): “I don’t see how the death of leaders who […] Continue reading

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards

A Cuban dissident able to travel for the first time praises new U.S. ties and warns of hazards Tracy Wilkinson Fast-talking and often harassed, Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer could hold himself up as Exhibit A in the improving relations between Washington and Havana. Ferrer, 45, has been allowed to travel abroad for the […] Continue reading

The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba

The unlikely chance of a serious human rights debate in Cuba
19 October 2015, 13:08 UTC

Nearly a month since Pope Francis ended his historic visit to Cuba, any
hope that authorities would loosen control on free expression in the… Continue reading

What pigs protest says about Cuba

What pigs protest says about Cuba
By Will Grant
Cuba correspondent, BBC News
13 October 2015

In the days after last December’s historic announcement that the US and
Cuba were to re-establish diplomatic relations, a number of dissidents
were released… Continue reading

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’

‘The only thing they can´t take from me is my body’
ERNESTO SANTANA | La Habana | 5 Oct 2015 – 12:05 pm.

A look of the career and meaning of the artist Danilo Maldonado (‘El
Sexto’).

Danilo Maldonado, aka… 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… Continue reading

Cuba – Release five prisoners of conscience immediately

Cuba: Release five prisoners of conscience immediately

The Cuban authorities must immediately and unconditionally release five
men who have been named prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International.

The cases of the five men – Rafael Matos Montes de Oca, Emilio… Continue reading

Ex-Cuban prison official, now in Miami, says allegations of abuse are lies

Posted on Friday, 11.02.12 Ex-Cuban prison official, now in Miami, says allegations of abuse are lies A former top prison official in Cuba, now living in Miami, said he treated everyone fairly and allegations of prison abuse are lies. By Juan Carlos... Continue reading

Cuban man still imprisoned, parents harassed – Amnesty International

Document - Cuban man still imprisoned, parents harassed Further information on UA: 92/12 Index: AMR 25/025/2012 Cuba Date: 26 October 2012 URGENT ACTION cuban man still imprisoned, parents harassed Prisoner of conscience Antonio Michel Lima Cruz ... Continue reading

Cuba must stop ‘cat-and-mouse game’ with political activists

2 August 2012 Cuba must stop 'cat-and-mouse game' with political activists "The latest arrest and short-term detention of José Daniel Ferrer García continues the Cuban authorities' cat-and-mouse game with political dissid... Continue reading

Political activist arrested: José Daniel Ferrer García

Document - Cuba: Political activist arrested: José Daniel Ferrer García UA: 229/12 Index: AMR 25/019/2012 Date: 1 August 2012 URGENT ACTION POLITICAL ACTIVIST ARRESTED Former prisoner of conscience José Daniel Ferrer García was ... Continue reading

Prisoner freed, if gives up political activism: José Daniel Ferrer García

Document - Cuba: Prisoner freed, if gives up political activism: José Daniel Ferrer García Further information on UA: 99/12 Index: AMR 25/016/2012 Cuba Date: 1 May 2012 URGENT ACTION PRISONER FREED, IF GIVES UP POLITICAL ACTIVISM Prisoner... Continue reading