Torture in Cuba
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Cuba and LGBT Rights ERNESTO ANTUNEZ 08.08.15 Reuters LGBT rights in Cuba are perplexing from an ideological standpoint. Communist theory itself is unclear on the issue of homosexuality. Logically, one would assume that, given communism’s emphatic support of abortion, disdain for the family unit and rejection of religiously based morality, its position on homosexuality would […] Continue reading
No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading
Ex-political prisoner warns Congress on U.S.-Cuba accord By William E. Gibson Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s outreach to Cuba will only perpetuate the torture, beatings and harsh imprisonment faced by Cubans who dare speak out against the Castro regime, former political prisoner Jorge Garcia Perez Antunez told members of Congress on Thursday. Republicans […] Continue reading
U.S.-Cuba policy: Myth vs. reality By Yleem D.S. Poblete and Jason I. Poblete In announcing the move to “normalize” relations with the Cuban regime, President Obama referred to U.S. policy as an “outdated approach.” This claim was reiterated in his State of the Union address, as if repeating it enough would make it true. A […] Continue reading
“My Most Fruitful and Difficult Experience Has Been Jail” / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz, Antunez Posted on October 27, 2014 14ymedio, LILIANNE RUIZ, Havana, October 25, 2014 — On leaving prison, it took Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as Antunez, some time to digest that he could go where he wanted without being watched. They had […] Continue reading
“Mi experiencia más fructífera y difícil ha sido la cárcel” LILIANNE RUÍZ, La Habana | Octubre 25, 2014 cárcel, activismo, protestas, Martin Luther King, Gene Sharp Al salir de la prisión, a Jorge Luis García Pérez, Antúnez, le costó algún tiempo asimilar que podía ir sin vigilancia donde quisiera. Le habían arrebatado 17 años y […] Continue reading
No, No and No Raul Castro / Jose Luis Garcia Antunez Posted on August 31, 2014 This I believe is the second or third occasion that I write to you, and as always without the least mood or desire that you answer me, because given the absolute contempt and disgust that emanates from your person […] Continue reading
Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel Dissidents testified on arbitrary arrests, torture of detainees BY: Daniel Wiser June 19, 2014 3:10 pm Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents were reportedly harassed this week by officials from their authoritarian governments while participating in a panel at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog […] Continue reading
Continúan los arrestos de activistas 14YMEDIO, La Habana | Junio 16, 2014 Como viene ocurriendo desde hace 23 semanas, este lunes los miembros del grupo opositor Fantu-Unpacu en la ciudad de Santa Clara, fueron impedidos de realizar su reunión habitual. Desde el 13 de enero se repite esta situación, que comenzó como una represalia policial […] Continue reading
Caso CUB 200214 – Detención arbitraria/ Malos Tratos [24-02-2014] Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura ( El Secretariado Internacional de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) solicita su intervención MUY URGENTE ante la siguiente situación en Cuba. Descripción de la situación: El Secretariado Internacional de la OMCT ha recibido con grave preocupación informaciones de fuentes […] Continue reading
Many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in Castro’s dungeons and torture chambers “Axis of Evil” Alive and Well By Humberto Fontova (Bio and Archives) Monday, August 19, 2013 “Foreign reporters—preferably American—were much more valuable to us at that time (1957-59) than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American […] Continue reading
Why I Stay (Part 2) / Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez Antunez – Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, Translator: Unstated I stay in Cuba and do not leave because otherwise I cannot imagine having to ask for a white card or exit permit in order to permanently choose the place where I want to spend the [...] Continue reading
Cuban Payback By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Being a black dissident in "revolutionary" Cuba has always been an especially dangerous vocation. That's because the military dictatorship attaches its hopes for legitimacy, in part, to the claim that it rescued Cuban blacks from a life of strife. When an Afro-Cuban objects to that narrative, it makes the [...] Continue reading
"Antúnez debe ser puesto en libertad de inmediato" Los legisladores Bob Menéndez, Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen y David Rivera denunciaron que Antúnez fue detenido en Placetas, Villa Clara, días después de hablar por videoconferencia con senadores de Estados Unidos sobre el atropello a los derechos humanos en Cuba. junio 11, 2012 Los senadores estadounidenses Bob [...] Continue reading
The Pot-Banging Protest of January 2012 / Jorge Luis García Pérez AntunezAntunez, Translator: Unstated In January, the first month of 2012, the Cuban internal resistance was the scene of two major events which, for their impact and significance, are milestones and mark the Cuban nation. On January 19, 2012 the death of political prisoner Wilman [...] Continue reading
For Cuban women, Sundays are for protest marches31 Oct 2011 03:09Source: Content partner // Womens eNews The Ladies in White, a group of family members of imprisoned dissidents, march during their weekly protest in Havana February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa Relatives of political prisoners in Cuba–many of them women–are fighting to curb abuses [...] Continue reading
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