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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

    In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries

    In Castroism, Those Who Deviate From the Script Are Adversaries / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 1 September 2016 — While certain groups and people on the island try to distance themselves from the openly anti-Castro dissidence, however they can, they will always be marked with a scarlet letter by the Department of State Security and […] 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

    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

    Cuba: Freedom on the Net 2011 – Freedom House

    FREEDOM HOUSE Freedom on the Net 2011 CUBA 2009 2011INTERNET FREEDOM STATUS Not Free Not FreeObstacles to Access 25 24Limits on Content 30 30Violations of User Rights 33 33Total 88 87 POPULATION: 11.3 millionINTERNET PENETRATION: 1 percentWEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS BLOCKED: YesSUBSTANTIAL POLITICAL CENSORSHIP: YesBLOGGERS/ONLINE USERS ARRESTED: YesPRESS FREEDOM STATUS: Not Free INTRODUCTION Despite a slight […] 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

    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 […] Continue reading

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

    Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba30 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 on […] Continue reading

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS

    CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS(38TH Annual Conference of the International Organization of Human Rights)2010-04-01.Rolf Beller, International Organization of Human Rights(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- ISHR Annual General Meeting – Year 2010 Since the seizure of power of the Castro brothers in the year 1959, the press was at first controlled and then censored so that work for journalists has always been […] Continue reading

    Freedom on the Net – Cuba

    CubaFreedom on the Net Status: Not FreeObstacles 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 millionInternet Users/Penetration 2006: 190 thousand / 2 percentInternet Users/Penetration 2008: 1.3 million / 11 percent (Note: includes users with access only to intranet)Mobile Phone Users/Penetration 2006: 152 thousandMobile Phone Users/Penetration 2008: […] Continue reading

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

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourthsession of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 8 September 2008 Publicamnesty internationalCuba 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 submission, Amnesty […] Continue reading

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007

    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IACHR 2007CHAPTER IVCUBA 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 of […] Continue reading

    Dr. José Luis García Paneque

    Dr. José Luis García Paneque Journalists' Association and independent journalist, local coordinator of the Varela Project, 24 year sentence Dr. José Luis García Paneque is a 42 year-old surgeon and independent journalist from Las Tunas, Cuba. He is married to Yamilé Llanes Labrada, a lawyer, and they have four children ranging in age from 9 […] Continue reading

    CUBAN PHYSICIAN, PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE, CONFINED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS SINCE FEBRUARY 2005

    CUBAN PHYSICIAN, PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE, CONFINED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS SINCE FEBRUARY 2005 Laida Carro *Coalición de Mujeres Cubano-AmericanasDistribuited by:Paul EchánizNew YorkUSALa Nueva CubaJune 27, 2007 DR. LUIS MILAN FERNÁNDEZ, prisoner of conscience since the Cuban government crackdown of March-April 2003, and a man who does not suffer from any emotional or mental problems, has been […] Continue reading

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

    PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2007 René Gómez ManzanoCUBALauréat du/ Prize WinnerPrix International des droits de l'homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2007Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2007Premio Internacional de Derechos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Internationalen Ludovic-Trarieux-Menschenrechtspreis 2007Prêmio Internacional de Direitos Humanos Ludovic Trarieux 2007Premio Internazionale per i Diritti Umani Ludovic Trarieux 2007Ludovic Trarieux Internationale Mensenrechtenprijs 2007 Premian en Francia a […] Continue reading

    IAPA 2006 Report on Cuba

    62nd General AssemblyMexico City, MexicoSeptember 29 to October 3, 2006Camino Real Hotel Reports and Resolutions CUBA Journalism is at an unprecedented crossroads in contemporary history. Forthe first time after 47 years of absolute control, Fidel Castro is not thenominal leader of Cuba. The temporary transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Gen. RaulCastro, […] Continue reading

    The Need For The Cuban Government To Liberate The Peaceful Political Prisoners

    The Need For The Cuban Government To Liberate The Peaceful Political Prisoners2006-11-23 Movimiento Cristiano Liberación Honorable Representatives of the Member States of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations: Considering: 1. That many citizens in Cuba have been imprisoned and condemned for political motives without having prepared or committed violent actions and that, in […] Continue reading

    Opposition cleric freed after 15 months of prison

    Opposition cleric freed after 15 months of prison HAVANA, October 31 (Shelyn Rojas / www.cubanet.org) – The vicar general of the Roman Catholic Orthodox Byzantine Church of Cuba, Ricardo Santiago Medina Salabarría, was freed last week after 15 months in prison and told to ask the U.S. Interests Section for a visa to go into […] Continue reading

    International Pen: Resolution on Cuba

    International Pen: Resolution on Cuba 2006-06-13 www.internationalpen.org.uk The Assembly of Delegates of International PEN, meeting at its 72nd International Congress in Berlin, Germany from 22nd to 28th MayDeeply concerned that the Cuban government continues to carry out an appalling policy of repression against writers, independent journalists and librarians – repression that has increased recently with […] Continue reading