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The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report

The European Union Includes The Detention Of Cuban Dissidents In Its Annual Report / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 September 2016 — A report from the European Union details that in 2015 Cuba continued “arbitrary and short-term arrests of opposition members, activists and human rights defenders.” This situation that has led the bloc to communicate “on […] Continue reading

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked

Raul Castro, you fear being unmasked / Antonio Rodiles Posted on March 20, 2015 Your speech at the extraordinary ALBA summit reconfirms that you and your group are going to try to hold onto power at all costs. It doesn’t matter if the Cuban people are sunk in misery and desperation, it doesn’t matter if […] Continue reading

Recognizing changes does not mean we go along

“Recognizing changes does not mean we go along” REINALDO ESCOBAR, La Habana | Marzo 19, 2015 Twelve years after the Black Spring, 14ymedio chats with some of the former political prisoners currently living on the Island. Two questions have been posed to those activists condemned in March 2003: one about their decision to stay in […] Continue reading

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge

Independent journalists hounded and arrested, while Granma reporter get 14 years on spying charge Published on Wednesday 14 November 2012. Updated on Friday 16 November 2012. Reporters Without Borders condemns a worrying increase in harassment of dissidents in recent months, which has yet again contradicted the intentions manifested by the Cuban government when signing two [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracy

Cuban dissidents push for opening to democracy
By Carlos Batista (AFP) – 8 hours ago

HAVANA — Leading dissidents in Cuba have launched a reform plan seeking
a democratic opening in the Americas' only one-party Communist-run state.

More than 40 prominent members of a range of outlawed small parties and
movements signed and issued the document… Continue reading

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December

Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize
in Strasbourg in December
Published on 21 October 2010
In the same country

The European Parliament today announced its decision to award this
year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Guillermo Fariñas
Hernández, a dissident journalist and blogger and tireless campaigner
for civil liberties in… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum

Cuban dissidents offered political asylum
Schwarzenberg calls for democracy activists to be released
Posted: September 1, 2010
By Cat Contiguglia – Staff Writer

The Czech Republic has offered asylum to 10 Cuban dissidents and their
families.

In early July, the Spanish Foreign Ministry and the Catholic Church
negotiated the release of 52 of 75 prisoners who… 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 the nation's Catholic
Church. However, it should be recognised that overall, relations between
Havana and the… 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

Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo"

Saturday, March 20th 2010 – 04:05 UTC

Letter to Lula da Silva: "Cuba no longer a symbol, no longer a taboo"

Brazil and the community of Latin American countries are the only ones
with the ability to influence the Cuban government's position on human
rights and media freedom, says a letter addressed to Brazilian president
Lula… Continue reading

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