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Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum application. […] Continue reading
CUBAN AUTHORITIES URGED TO EXPLAIN DETAINED BLOGGER’S DISAPPEARANCE PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST 2014. When detained Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from San Miguel del Padrón prison on 21 July, the authorities said he had escaped but his daughter managed to talk briefly with him in a police station ten days later. His […] Continue reading
Sonia Garro’s trial postponed once more As Sonia Garro’s trial has been again postponed, after initially being announced for June 30th, the Czech NGO People in Need would like to express its concerns about the potential outcome of her case. She has been accused of aggression, public disorder and attempted murder against a policeman who […] Continue reading
S.O.S.: They Continue Harassing Angel Santiesteban in Prison / Angel Santiesteban Posted on March 24, 2014 My incarceration is not enough for the dictatorship At dawn on last March 22, we prisoners, once again, were awakened by henchmen’s boots for another search procedure. Several officers, directed again by Major Cobas, ousted us from the barracks […] Continue reading
Humberto Real Suarez: 16 Years Old, Condemned to Death / Lilianne Ruiz Posted on October 20, 2013 Havana, Cuba, October 2013, www.cubanet.org – Humberto Real Suarez is another of the men who disembarked on the night of 15 October 1994 on the coasts of Caibarien, along with Armado Sosa Fortuny. Today he is serving a […] Continue reading
Posted on Sunday, 11.18.12 Cubans lament dirty pasts of hundreds living safe in exile Hundreds of Cubans with dubious pasts, including State Security officers and snitches, have moved to Miami, much to the disgust of those they tormented. By JUAN O. TAMAYO jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Havana activist Elizardo Sánchez says he bears no ill will for the [...] Continue reading
The Solitude of the Desert / Angel Santiesteban Angel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Translator's note: This blog post does NOT relate to Angel's most recent arrest this week. It relates to a series of criminal charges the regime fabricated against him in order to be able to imprison him as a "criminal" rather than as a [...] Continue reading
Declaration of Principles: We Who Are Born With No Horizon / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated We were a generation they blindfolded at birth, telling us how we must think and postpone our dreams because, they told us, the light was blinding. Our mothers put up with injustice out of fear and to protect us [...] Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 03.28.11

Defector claims torture in ex-CIA operative's case
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press,

EL PASO, Texas — A former Cuban intelligence officer is testifying in
the perjury trial of an ex-CIA agent.

Roberto Hernandez Del Llano worked for Cuban counter-intelligence before
defecting in 2007. He told jurors he was tortured in 2005 by… Continue reading

Posted on Monday, 03.28.11

Defector claims torture in ex-CIA operative’s case
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press,

EL PASO, Texas — A former Cuban intelligence officer is testifying in
the perjury trial of an ex-CIA agent.

Roberto Hernandez Del Llano worked for Cuban counter-intelligence before
defecting in 2007. He told jurors he was tortured in 2005 by… Continue reading

Human rights abusers 'turn on activists in 2009'
By Sebastian Smith (AFP) – 5 hours ago

NEW YORK — Human rights defenders from Russia to Sri Lanka were
themselves targets of vicious abuses in 2009, Human Rights Watch said
Wednesday in its annual world report.

HRW's executive director, Kenneth Roth, introduced the 624-page report
by saying… Continue reading

Document – Cuba:
Rejection of recommendations to ensure human rights regretful
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
PUBLIC STATEMENT
Ai Index: AMR 25/006/2009

11 June 2009

Cuba: Rejection of recommendations to ensure human rights regretful

"It is truly disappointing that Cuba rejected so many recommendations
that could have improved respect for human rights in Cuba, a great
opportunity has been… 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

CPJ presents International Press Freedom Awards
Peter Jennings also honored at ceremony
Read more about the awardees:
Galima Bukharbaeva | Beatrice Mtetwa | Shi Tao | Lúico Flávio Pinto | Peter Jennings

2003 award winner Manuel Vázquez Portal, freed from Cuban jail, speaks at ceremony
New York, November 23, 2005?The Committee to Protect Journalists presented its… Continue reading