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Tallies and Tales of the Reforms

Cuba: Tallies and Tales of the Reforms / Vicente Botín Once upon a time… A female cat fell in love with a handsome young man and prayed to the goddess Aphrodite to turn her into a woman. The goddess, pitying the cat’s yearning, transformed her into a beautiful maiden, and the young man, captivated by […] Continue reading

A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro

A Glossary Against the Deafness of Raul Castro / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on April 10, 2016 Luis Felipe Rojas, 28 March 2016 — With mouths agape and arms extended to the heavens, Cubans of goodwill are still awaiting the night on which Raúl Castro will liberate all political prisoners and fling into the garbage […] Continue reading

3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality

3,522 Pardoned in order to Cover Up Cuba’s Sad Reality / 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez Posted on September 20, 2015 14ymedio, Marlene Azor Hernandez, Mexico City, 18 September 2015 – The pardon of 3,522 ordinary prisoners in Cuba is excellent news, above all for their relatives. At the beginning of July something similar occurred when […] 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

Human Rights Group Estimates At Least 71 Political Prisoners In Cuba

Human Rights Group Estimates At Least 71 Political Prisoners In Cuba / EFE (14ymedio) Posted on June 19, 2015 EFE (via 14ymedio), 19 June 2015 – The dissident group Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) estimates that there are at least 71 people imprisoned on the Island for “political reasons or through […] Continue reading

Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

18 March 2013 Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown "The catalogue of repression and harassment suffered by José Daniel Ferrer García since his release illustrates the current strategy by the Cuban authorities under which activists are arrested for short periods of time to discourage them from speaking [...] Continue reading

Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights’ Day

Thinking of Cuba on International Human Rights' DayBy Cuba Archive Friday, December 10, 2010 Summit, New Jersey. December 10, 2010. Today marks the anniversary of the United Nations' General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. As the world celebrates the primacy of human rights, Cuba ignores their most basic and [...] Continue reading

Premature thanks in Cuba

Premature thanks in Cuba
The myth of Raul the Reformer
By Daniel Allott
The Washington Times
4:21 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.… Continue reading

Cuba group wants parole for 69 'political' inmates

Posted on Thursday, 08.05.10
Cuba group wants parole for 69 'political' inmates
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated 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… Continue reading

It's time to lift the communications embargo on Cuba.

Havana Calling

It's time to lift the communications embargo on Cuba.
BY CHRISTOPHER SABATINI | JULY/AUGUST 2010

Fidel Castro may have looked weak and confused at times during his TV
appearance this week, but the rare prime-time address by the former
Cuban leader had the desired effect: He managed, for a day, to recapture
the media… 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 a… Continue reading

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba
30 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… Continue reading

Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights

Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights

One party rule remains the law of the land, and when elections are held
they are neither free nor fair.

The U.S. again urges the Cuban government to allow the Red Cross and
United Nations officials to visit Cuban jails.

For 34 years, the United States has reviewed the state… Continue reading

CPJ petitioners urge Castro to free journalists

CPJ petitioners urge Castro to free journalists
December 31, 2008

Raúl Castro Ruz
President of the Republic of Cuba
C/o Cuban Mission to the United Nations
315 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016

Via facsimile: (212) 779-1697

Dear President Castro,

The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you on the eve of the
50th anniversary… Continue reading

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