Instigating a Crime in the Draft Cuban Criminal Code / Cubalex

Cubalex, Laritza Diversent, 11 March 2022 — Instigating a crime is a crime against public order which appears in Article 202 of the Island’s current Criminal Code. However, this would undergo notable changes, according to the draft of the new Criminal Code, which will go into effect in April 2022, after approval by the delegates … Continue reading “Instigating a Crime in the Draft Cuban Criminal Code / Cubalex”

Cuba: The Forced Exile of Anamely Ramos / Cubalex

Cubalex, 16 February 2022 Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is clear: “1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State. 2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.” Also the International Covenant on Civil … Continue reading “Cuba: The Forced Exile of Anamely Ramos / Cubalex”

Chancellor Bruno Rodríguez Lies About the Trials in Cuba / Cubalex

Cubalex, Alain Espinosa, 26 January 2022 — Cubalex responds to statements made by Cuban Chancellor Bruno Rodríguez, who stated that due process is being respected during trials in Cuba. The chancellor, once again, lies; we explain why his pronouncement is false. The criminal proceedings against opponents in Cuba, in a general sense, are plagued with illegalities. … Continue reading “Chancellor Bruno Rodríguez Lies About the Trials in Cuba / Cubalex”

Under Military Presence, 11J Protesters are Processed in Artemisa / Cubalex

Cubalex, 22 November 2021 — On November 22nd and 23rd, the judicial proceedings against 13  of the July 11th (11J) protesters are being held at the Provincial Tribunal of Artemisa. According to our sources all of the areas surrounding the courtroom are militarized. The police, red berets, black berets and State Security have organized a … Continue reading “Under Military Presence, 11J Protesters are Processed in Artemisa / Cubalex”

How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex

  Cubalex, 15 November 2021 — Cubalex summarized the 48 acts of harassment against civil society we’ve monitored since yesterday, November 14th. At the end of each day, we will be publishing similar reports. We request your help in sharing. Let’s show the repressive essence of the Cuban regime. Havana La Lisa 1. Yunior García … Continue reading “How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex”

Cuba: Repressors Identified / Cubalex

Cubalex, 6 November 2021 — Cubalex exposes repressors as part of our commitment to make the perpetrators visible. We expose them in solidarity with those who are imprisoned today for exercising a right, and also with their families. Help us to share, help us to denounce. Denounce the aggressor! With your voice you can prevent … Continue reading “Cuba: Repressors Identified / Cubalex”

Laritza Diversent Petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Behalf of Cubans Detained on July 11 / Cubalex

Dear Commission Members: My name is Laritza Diversent. I am the director of Cubalex. Working in collaboration with the group Justicia 11J [11 July], we have recorded the detentions of 1,130 people since July 11, 572 of whom remain incarcerated. Several people who have been released report incidents of torture and mistreatment including beatings, verbal … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent Petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Behalf of Cubans Detained on July 11 / Cubalex”

Cuba’s Decree-Law 35/21 is Incompatible with International Standards / Cubalex

(There are no subtitles for this video. Our apologies.) Presented by Laritza Diversent, Director of Cubalex, for the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament on September 6, 2021: Decree Law 35/21 is incompatible with international standards as it indirectly restricts freedom of opinion and expression in the digital context and promotes discrimination based on … Continue reading “Cuba’s Decree-Law 35/21 is Incompatible with International Standards / Cubalex”

Role of the Judges in the Proceedings Against the July 11 Demonstrators / Cubalex

Cubalex, 24 September 2021 — In our work of informing and advising Cuban citizens, we share this interview with our lawyer Julio Ferrer about the role of judges in the proceedings against the July 11 demonstrators. What is the function of a judge in the proceedings that are under investigation, with respect to the guarantees … Continue reading “Role of the Judges in the Proceedings Against the July 11 Demonstrators / Cubalex”

This is How the Cuban Government Repressed its People on October 10th / Cubalex

Cublex, 11 October 2021 — October 10th, which commemorated the beginning of the battles for Cuban independence in 1868, was converted by the Ministry of the Interior into one of the most repressive days in recent years. Unlike October 10th of last year, when we documented the arrest of 21 people in Havana, yesterday we … Continue reading “This is How the Cuban Government Repressed its People on October 10th / Cubalex”

Las Tunas Court Accepts Habeas Corpus Petition Prepared by Cubalex for Detained Activists / Cubalex

Cubalex, 29 April 2021 — The Provincial Court of Las Tunas has accepted the special Habeas Corpus petition, presented through legal assistance from Cubalex, in favor of the activists Taimir García, Adrián Góngora and Damián Hechavarría, detained on April 21 after peacefully demonstrating in that eastern city. The court required the police to present the … Continue reading “Las Tunas Court Accepts Habeas Corpus Petition Prepared by Cubalex for Detained Activists / Cubalex”

CUBALEX Answers Questions From Our Users About the Events and Repression After July 11th / Cubalex

Cubalex, 6 September 2021 Why shouldn’t the July 11 protesters be prosecuted? The protesters of July 11 cannot be prosecuted for the crime of public disorder, or any other. Firstly, Article 56 (New Constitution of Cuba, 2019) provides that “the rights of assembly, demonstration, and association, for lawful and peaceful purposes, are recognized by the … Continue reading “CUBALEX Answers Questions From Our Users About the Events and Repression After July 11th / Cubalex”

The Current Status of Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara’s Health / Cubalex

Cubalex, 10 May 2021 [please note date*] — We present a summary of our report, which you can read in its entirety at this link. The situation that Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is going through is the result of the unequal relationship between the power of the State and that of the citizen who expresses disagreement … Continue reading “The Current Status of Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara’s Health / Cubalex”

A Doctor of Law Lies in the Official Media / Cubalex

Cubalex, Laritza Diversent, 2 September 2021 — It is irresponsible (as a professional and as a teacher) for the “Doctor of Legal Sciences” Mayda Goite Pierre to give her opinion on things she doesn’t know about or hasn’t even studied. If silence is bad, a cover-up is worse; her opinions misinform the public and confuse … Continue reading “A Doctor of Law Lies in the Official Media / Cubalex”

Detentions and Besieged Activists: No One Can See Luis Manuel Otero / Cubalex

Cubalex, 12 May 2021 [please note date*] — Cubalex monitored acts of harassment against civil society from May 3rd to 9th, as well as government measures taken in the context of the pandemic and events of shortages of products and basic goods. This report also breaks down the selective internet outages that activists and dissidents … Continue reading “Detentions and Besieged Activists: No One Can See Luis Manuel Otero / Cubalex”