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The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear

The Cuban Regime Brings Back the Weapon of Fear / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 7 September 2016 — In the autumn of 2002 at an event in a Havana theater, the dictator Fidel Castro sent a clear message to independent journalists and regime opponents in an effort to downplay their importance. Referring to dissidents, he […] Continue reading

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan Translating Cuba Of short stature, with blue eyes and a firm voice, Laura Pollan was for years one of the most visible faces in Cuba of the Ladies in White. A teacher by profession and a civic activist by choice, she participated in the creation and strengthening [...] Continue reading

Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas

Meñique Went out to Travel / Luis Felipe Rojas Translating Cuba "Meñique Went out to Travel" — that's the name of a famous children's song. Those same travels were awarded to me by the combined forces of State Security (G-2) and the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) on April 28th. At 7:39 AM, Lieutenant Yasmani Suarez [...] Continue reading

After the Black Spring, Cuba’s new repression

After the Black Spring, Cuba's new repression When the last of 29 journalists jailed in a notorious 2003 crackdown was finally freed this year, it signaled to many the end of a dark era. But Cuban authorities are still persecuting independent journalists through arbitrary arrests, beatings, and intimidation. A CPJ special report by Karen PhillipsPublished [...] 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

Does last Black Spring journalist’s release mark turning point for free expression?

Does last Black Spring journalist's release mark turning point for free expression?Published on Monday 7 March 2011. The last journalist detained since the March 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown, Pedro Argüelles Morán, was released from a prison in Ciego de Ávila, his home town, on the evening of 4 March and was reunited with his family, [...] Continue reading

Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison

Posted on Friday, 03.11.11 Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet is released after 8 years in prison Cuba's best-known dissident says he'll continue to fight the government after eight years in prison.BY JUAN O. TAMAYOjtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Cuba's government Friday freed Oscar Elias Biscet, a leading dissident who served more than 11 years in prison and was awarded the [...] Continue reading

Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in Cuba

Last Black Spring reporter freed; one still jailed in CubaNew York, March 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Cuban independent journalist Pedro Argüelles Morán on Friday, and calls on Cuban authorities to el... Continue reading

The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail

Posted on Friday, 07.30.10
RELEASE OF THE POLITICAL PRISONERS | STORIES OF ABUSE

The hardest life: surviving Cuban jail

During their seven years in Cuban prisons, former prisoners say they
were confined to tiny windowless cells, fed inedible food and abused
psychologically.
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO
fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com

MADRID — Boiled plantain-flavored water as soup. A greasy scoop… 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

Freedom on the Net – Cuba

Cuba
Freedom on the Net

Status: Not Free
Obstacles to Access: 25 (0–25)
Limits on Content: 32 (0–35)
Violations of User Rights: 33 (0–40)
Total Score: 90 (0–100)
Population: 11.2 million
Internet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percent
Internet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note:
includes users with access only to intranet)
Mobile… Continue reading

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007
CHAPTER IV
CUBA

I. COMPETENCE FOR OBSERVING AND EVALUATING THE HUMAN RIGHTS
SITUATION IN CUBA

84. The authority of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to
observe the human rights situation in Cuba derives from the provisions
of the OAS Charter, from the Commission's own Statute, and from its
Rules… Continue reading

René Gómez Manzano Prize Winner 12th Ludovic Trarieux Prize for 2007

PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2007

René Gómez Manzano
CUBA
Lauréat du/ Prize Winner
Prix International des droits de l'homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2007
Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2007
Premio Internacional de Derechos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007
Internationalen Ludovic-Trarieux-Menschenrechtspreis 2007
Prêmio Internacional de Direitos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007
Premio Internazionale per i Diritti Umani Ludovic Trarieux 2007
Ludovic… Continue reading

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