Political prisoners in Cuba

Monthly Archives: April 2010

In Raul Castro's Cuba, A Limit On New Freedoms

In Raul Castro's Cuba, A Limit On New Freedoms
by Nick Miroff
April 30, 2010

Since President Raul Castro took over the country's leadership, there
has been a greater openness to public criticism — within limits — in the
one-party system. But for those who go too far or organize against the
government, the response is… Continue reading

White Ladies shine light on Cuba's human rights

White Ladies shine light on Cuba's human rights
4:00 AM Saturday May 1, 2010

HAVANA: Nearly every eligible Cuban cast ballots in a vote the Communist
Government claims is proof of the island's democracy.

But if headlines were made, it was by six elderly women standing under
an ancient ficus tree, enduring seven hours of insults… Continue reading

Cuba urged to respect press freedom as repression of journalists intensifies

Cuba urged to respect press freedom as repression of journalists intensifies
30 April 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to end
harassment of independent journalists following a month in which several
reporters were arbitrarily detained and intimidated for criticizing the
government.

"Journalists who try to work independently of the state-owned media
outlets in… Continue reading

INFORMACIONES SOBRE REPRESIÓN POLICIAL

INFORMACIONES SOBRE REPRESIÓN POLICIAL
30-04-2010.
Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello
Ex Presa de Conciencia de la Causa de los 75.

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- El día 27 de abril de 2010, a las 11 de la
mañana, Tania de la Torre Montesinos, se dirigía a la Terminal de
Ómnibus de Manzanillo, para viajar hacia Holguín, allí se le… Continue reading

Arrested, tried, jailed — in less than 2 days

Posted on Thursday, 04.29.10
Arrested, tried, jailed — in less than 2 days
The jailing of a Cuban dissident arrested in an apparent family dispute
was called `political repression' by human rights activists.
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Dissident Cuban journalist Dania Virgen García apparently struck her
23-year old daughter during a fight. In less than… Continue reading

Activist: Cuban backer of Ladies in White jailed

Posted on Thursday, 04.29.10
Activist: Cuban backer of Ladies in White jailed
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — An independent Cuban journalist with ties to the Ladies in
White dissident group has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for
allegedly mistreating her adult daughter, a veteran island human rights
leader said Thursday.

Dania… Continue reading

La Comisión Cubana de DDHH tilda de "actos de barbarie fascistas" las agresiones contra las Damas de Blanco

Cuba

La Comisión Cubana de DDHH tilda de "actos de barbarie fascistas" las
agresiones contra las Damas de Blanco

MADRID, 28 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) –

La Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional
(CCDHRN) ha advertido de que las agresiones contra las Damas de Blanco
son "actos de barbarie fascista" que han sido "ordenados directamente… Continue reading

Women Who Brave Mobs

Women Who Brave Mobs
Cuba's Ladies in White are getting leaned on by Havana's toughs.

For more than a month, Cuba's Ladies in White have been getting leaned
on. Castro's goons have taken to surrounding them after the women go to
Mass in Havana and march for their loved ones in prison. Now Dania
Virgen García… Continue reading

Dissidents: Voting shows frustration

Posted on Wednesday, 04.28.10
Dissidents: Voting shows frustration
Municipal election results showed that null and blank ballots increased
and turnout was down slightly.
By JUAN O. TAMAYO
jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

Official returns from Cuba's municipal elections Sunday show an increase
in null and blank votes, and a slight drop in turnout, that dissidents
said reflect the growing disgruntlement… Continue reading

Las cuatro bestias negras del exilio cubano

Publicado el miércoles, 04.28.10
Las cuatro bestias negras del exilio cubano
By NICOLAS PEREZ DIAZ-ARGÜELLES

Soy un optimista confeso e incorregible, eso me convierte en un
disidente del exilio histórico, porque a ellos la experiencia sufrida
los hace tener siempre los pies sobre la tierra. Yo no lo hago, soy
poeta y sueño caminos. Y sin… Continue reading

Honran a "Damas de Blanco" en el Congreso

Diario Las Americas
Publicado el 04-28-2010

Honran a "Damas de Blanco" en el Congreso

Lincoln Díaz-Balart: sufren tácticas del gangsterismo de los Castro

Por Sergio Boffelli
sboffelli@diariolasamericas.com
Servicios Informativos DLA

El congresista Lincoln Díaz-Balart (R-FL) tomó la palabra la noche del
martes ante la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, a favor de la
Damas de… Continue reading

Dissidents steal headlines from Cuban election

Posted on Monday, 04.26.10
Dissidents steal headlines from Cuban election
By PAUL HAVEN
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Nearly every eligible Cuban cast ballots in a vote the
communist government proclaims is proof of the island's democracy. But
if headlines were made, it was by six elderly women standing under an
ancient ficus tree, enduring seven… Continue reading

Cuba: elección es masiva pero Damas de Blanco acaparan titulares

Cuba: elección es masiva pero Damas de Blanco acaparan titulares
Ayer, 21.22
AP PAUL HAVEN

La participación del 90% de electores en los comicios municipales del
domingo comprueba la democracia que vive Cuba, según el gobierno, pero
sobre la jornada electoral la relevancia la acaparó una protesta del
grupo disidente de mujeres Damas de Blanco que… Continue reading

Political prisoners' wives harassed in Havana

Political prisoners' wives harassed in Havana

Wives and mothers of political prisoners' in Cuba have again been
prevented from marching in Havana.

Six women – known as the Ladies in White – were surrounded by an angry
mob of pro-government supporters and then pushed off the street into a park.

The women stood silently for several… Continue reading

Cuban refugees flee Castro regime; some now live in Coachella Valley

Cuban refugees flee Castro regime; some now live in Coachella Valley
Nicole C. Brambila • The Desert Sun • April 26, 2010

The attackers wore brass knuckles to Catholic Mass and carried a steel
bar wrapped in a newspaper.

"They hit the hell out of me," said Marcos Moro, who fled Cuba in 1961
after he… Continue reading

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