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Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison / 14ymedio Posted on December 18, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2015 — The leader of the National Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was deported to Santiago de Cuba by order of a Havana judge who warned him that […] Continue reading

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY – “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD”

LETTER TO JOHN KERRY: “MAKE SURE ALL OF CUBA’S MANY VOICES ARE HEARD” PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 2015. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Cuba in order to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is the first time since 1959 that the head of […] Continue reading

Haunted by cancer after Cuba’s Black Spring

Haunted by cancer after Cuba's Black Spring By Alfredo Felipe Fuentes/ CPJ Guest Blogger As the world welcomes celebrated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on her first international tour in a decade, we must also remember journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who continues to be confined not only to the island nation, but to a prison [...] Continue reading

Authorities Step Up Harassment Of Independent News Centre – RSF

Cuba: Authorities Step Up Harassment Of Independent News CentreWritten by: Reporters Without BordersJuly 2, 2011Bookmark and Share The Cuban authorities are waging a campaign to intimidate Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent news centre, presumably because of its criticism of the government. In the past three months, 14 of its correspondents have been threatened and 10 [...] Continue reading

Activists battle attacks on freedom of expression – Amnesty International

Activists battle attacks on freedom of expression Pablo Pacheco Ávila, 41, independent journalist and blogger, Cuba. Pablo PachecoIn 2003, I was sentenced to 20 years in prison for my work as an independent journalist in Cuba. Prison conditions were terrible – solitary cells with no sunlight and a toilet in the same cell. I lost [...] Continue reading

Are the brothers Castro at it again?

Are the brothers Castro at it again?

Raul Castro's insistence that the 52 political prisoners leave Cuba
means he wants to get rid of the independent journalists and the Ladies
in White

Alvaro Vargas Llosa

You have to hand it to Fidel and Raul Castro. They are masterful
tacticians. Whenever they've needed to diffuse pressure, they… Continue reading

Freed Cuban Political Prisoners Call for Release of Other Dissidents

Freed Cuban Political Prisoners Call for Release of Other Dissidents

The former Cuban political prisoners who arrived this week in Spain
demanded release from prison "with full rights" for all those still
being held by the island's communist government for political reasons

MADRID – The former Cuban political prisoners who arrived this week in
Spain demanded… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents don't want sanctions lifted

Cuban dissidents don't want sanctions lifted

Those who argue that Western democracies should lift sanctions on Cuba
often claim that even the island's dissidents favor the move. So it was
interesting to see the statement issued Monday by ten of the 11
political prisoners who were deported to Spain by the Castro
dictatorship last week.

Noting… Continue reading

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