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Cuban Dissidents Face Uphill Fight Published October 31, 2015 TRACEY EATON The graffiti artist jailed for 10 months after he painted the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” on two pigs said today he isn’t backing down. “Art is my life and I can’t breathe without a life,” said Danilo Maldonado, also known as “El Sexto.” “Of […] Continue reading
The Indomitable Opposition / Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 22, 2015 I am startled at the idea that the Cuban spies captured in the United States were at one time kept isolated, and that odes are written about this, as if it were an unheard of injustice. I don’t want to make comparisons, but the […] Continue reading
Calixto, the Resolute* / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on April 15, 2013 This past Tuesday, the Cuban authorities finally acknowledged Calixto R. Martinez Arias's right to go free, after he had served more than six months in prison, initially for the crime of "insulting the leadership figures of the Revolution." He had no trial. Martinez Arias [...] Continue reading
Threatened with Torture, Luis Felipe Rojas Affirms that He is Not Afraid / From Pedazos de la IslaLuis Felipe Rojas, Translating Cuba, Translator: Raul G. From Pedazos de la IslaThis Friday August 5th is the Day of Resistance in Cuba, and as is expected the regime has started a crackdown on dissidents who have participated [...] Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, 04.24.10
LADIES IN WHITE

United by pain, Cuba's Ladies in White vow to keep marching
Raúl Castro has clearly had enough of the Ladies in White, who have
grown from a handful of protesters into a symbol of the Cuban dissident
movement.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

The women met each other in… Continue reading

Dissident's Death Ignites Protest Actions in Cuba
By MARC LACEY
Published: February 26, 2010

Friends and relatives of the Cuban activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo on
Wednesday with a condolence book during his wake in Havana. He had been
arrested in a mass roundup of dissidents in 2003. Mr. Zapata, 42,
stopped eating solid foods on Dec.… Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, 02.25.10
ORLANDO ZAPATA TAMAYO
Cuba redefines torture
BY MIRIAM LEIVA
leivachepe@gmail.com

HAVANA — Orlando Zapata Tamayo died on Feb. 23 as a result of a hunger
strike he maintained for more than 80 days to demand adequate treatment
for his status as a prisoner of conscience. He staged many other strikes
since March… Continue reading

3 February 2009

As UN conducts universal periodic review, 205 political prisoners,
including 23 journalists, await release.

As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to hold its universal periodic
review of the situation in Cuba on 5 February in Geneva, Reporters
Without Borders points out that the Cuban government, for all its
denials and claims to… Continue reading

Reporteros sin Fronteras
Comunicado de prensa
3 de febrero de 2009

CUBA
EXAMEN PERIÓDICO UNIVERSAL DE NACIONES UNIDAS : 205 PRESOS POLÍTICOS
CUBANOS, ENTRE LOS QUE HAY 23 PERIODISTAS, ESPERAN LA LIBERTAD

El 5 de febrero de 2009, en Ginebra, el Consejo de los Derechos Humanos
de Naciones Unidas tiene que proceder a efectuar el examen… Continue reading

Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth
session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009

8 September 2008 Public
amnesty international
Cuba

Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

February 2009

Executive summary

In this… Continue reading

This Cuban library lends DVDs about state torture
Module body
Thu Jul 24, 4:00 AM

Carlos Serpa Maceira's ramshackle home on the outskirts of a rural town
on an island that once served as a prison for Fidel Castro is not easy
to find. And that's how he likes it.

The tireless sprite of a man… Continue reading

CUBA
Free the 59 prisoners of conscience
Posted on Sat, Jan. 12, 2008
By MIRIAM LEIVA

HAVANA — Miguel Valdés Tamayo died on Jan. 10, 2007. When I saw him on
Dec. 10, just one month earlier, he looked good, gracefully yet
discreetly at ease, as usual. I asked him how he felt and he answered… Continue reading

CUBA

REPUBLIC OF CUBA

Head of state and government: Raúl Castro Ruz (provisionally replaced
Fidel Castro Ruz in July)
Death penalty: retentionist
International Criminal Court: not ratified

Freedom of expression, association and movement continued to be severely
restricted. At least 69 prisoners of conscience remained imprisoned for
their political opinions. Political dissidents, independent journalists
and human… Continue reading

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 · Last updated 8:11 p.m. PT

Cuban activists briefed on human rights
By WILL WEISSERT
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

HAVANA — U.S. authorities presented independent Cuban activists and
independent journalists with the State Department's annual human rights
report Wednesday, saying the situation has not changed since Fidel
Castro stepped aside seven months ago.… Continue reading

Cuba

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
March 8, 2006

Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,… Continue reading

NEWS ALERT: Blind Christian Dissident in Cuba Surrounded By Violent Crowds, Trapped in House
Monday, 16 January 2006 (18 hours ago)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife   
 
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva threatened at home by mobs CIEGO DE AVILA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)– Cuba’s influential blind Christian dissident, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva, was facing another… Continue reading
Desperation Rises in Castro’s Cuba
BY MEGHAN CLYNE – Staff Reporter of the Sun
November 30, 2005
URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/23693

WASHINGTON – Amid a surging wave of repression by the Castro dictatorship, Cuba’s prisoners of conscience increasingly are resorting to “acts of desperation” – including hunger strikes, suicide attempts, and self-mutilation – in a cry for international… Continue reading
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