Political prisoners in Cuba

Daily Archives: June 24, 2010

Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta: 'Mi traslado es una burla'

Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta: 'Mi traslado es una burla'
Sábado 19 de Junio de 2010 19:10 DDC

El preso político Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, uno de los 12 trasladados
a centros penitenciarios cercanos a sus lugares de residencia tras los
contactos entre la Iglesia Católica y el gobierno, consideró una "burla"
su nueva ubicación, en la… Continue reading

Payá: La 'negociación' Iglesia-gobierno excluye a la disidencia

Payá: La 'negociación' Iglesia-gobierno excluye a la disidencia
Jueves 17 de Junio de 2010 20:26 Agencias

El opositor Oswaldo Payá, coordinador del Movimiento Cristiano
Liberación, criticó este jueves que el proceso de negociación entre las
autoridades católicas y el gobierno de Cuba excluye a la disidencia, y
dijo que esa Iglesia debería actuar como "facilitadora" del… Continue reading

Vatican paves the way for dialogue in Cuba

Vatican paves the way for dialogue in Cuba
By Marc Frank in Havana
Published: June 22 2010 03:34

There are growing expectations that Cuba will soon release political
prisoners after a visit by a senior Vatican official last week, part of
an unprecedented dialogue between communist authorities and the Catholic
church.

Dominique Mamberti, Vatican foreign minister,… Continue reading

500 Cuban Dissidents Send Letter in Support of Sanctions Policy

500 Cuban Dissidents Send Letter in Support of Sanctions Policy

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ — Today, nearly 500 pro-democracy
leaders from within Cuba have sent a letter to the House Agriculture
Committee in OPPOSITION to Chairman Collin Peterson's legislation, H.R.
4645, which seeks to ease tourism-travel and trade sanctions towards the
Castro regime.

In the letter,… Continue reading

Cuban Catholic Church hopes pope can visit in 2012

Posted on Thursday, 06.17.10
Cuban Catholic Church hopes pope can visit in 2012
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Cuba's Roman Catholic leadership hopes Pope Benedict XVI can
visit in 2012, a bishop said Thursday, in what would be the first papal
trip to Cuba since John Paul II came in 1998.

Monsignor Emilio… Continue reading

More Cuban political prisoners put their lives on the line

Posted on Tuesday, 06.15.10

More Cuban political prisoners put their lives on the line
At least five Cuban political prisoners are refusing food in a
spontaneous trend triggered by the February death of a dissident.
BY FRANCES ROBLES
frobles@MiamiHerald.com

Egberto Angel Escobedo completed his 17th year in a Cuban prison last
Friday, and his 56th day… Continue reading

Cuban hunger striker, now 110 pounds, hospitalized

Posted on Friday, 06.18.10
Cuban hunger striker, now 110 pounds, hospitalized

The Cuban political prisoner who has been on a hunger strike since April
16 was admitted to a Havana hospital Thursday, human rights activists in
Miami said.

Egberto Escobedo Morales was transferred from a Camagüey prison to the
hospital at the Combinado del Este penitentiary… Continue reading

Castros reject any opening

Posted on Thursday, 06.17.10
Castros reject any opening
BY MARIFELI PEREZ-STABLE
MarifeliPerezStable.com

Aletter signed by 74 Cuban citizens — calling on the U.S. Congress to
end the travel ban on Americans visiting Cuba — has raised hackles
among hard-liners in Miami. With them in mind, the signatories
acknowledge that the regime stands to benefit from windfall… Continue reading

Fidel Castro's lash against Israel a calculated move

Posted on Saturday, 06.19.10
Fidel Castro's lash against Israel a calculated move
BY MYRIAM MARQUEZ
mmarquez@MiamiHerald.com

In another example that the Cuban regime likes U.S.-Cuba relations just
the way they are, Fidel Castro issued one of his reflections:

“The hatred felt by the state of Israel against the Palestinians is
such that they would not hesitate… Continue reading

Dissidents decry US bill to end Cuba travel ban

Posted on Thursday, 06.17.10
Dissidents decry US bill to end Cuba travel ban
By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press Writer

HAVANA — Five days after his release for health reasons, a former Cuban
political prisoner added his name to a letter signed by nearly 500
opposition activists decrying proposed legislation that would lift the
U.S. travel ban… Continue reading

US calls Cuban dissident release 'positive development'

US calls Cuban dissident release 'positive development'
Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — The United States on Wednesday called the
release of jailed dissident physician Darsi Ferrer in Cuba a "positive
development," and called on Havana to take more steps toward full
respect of human rights.

A physician-turned-opposition activist in 1999, Ferrer,… Continue reading

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