“The Police Have Kidnapped Me in My Home for 60 days,” Denounces Iliana Hernandez

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Miami, 7 June 2021 — CiberCuba activist and reporter Iliana Hernández has been besieged for two months at her home by police and State Security agents. Not only do they prevent her from going out, but they also do not allow any of her friends to visit, and they have cut off her … Continue reading ““The Police Have Kidnapped Me in My Home for 60 days,” Denounces Iliana Hernandez”

Reporter Iliana Hernandez Arrested With Some Friends While Walking Through Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 8 April 2021 — The independent reporter Iliana Hernández, a contributor to CiberCuba, was arrested this Thursday afternoon in Old Havana, and taken to the Infanta and Manglar station, in the capital municipality of Cerro. Hernández, who is also an activist, was walking with some friends on Obispo Street when she was intercepted by a … Continue reading “Reporter Iliana Hernandez Arrested With Some Friends While Walking Through Havana”

Iliana Hernandez, Victim of Decree 370

14ymedio, Havana, 10 February 2020 — Less than a year after Decree 370 went into effect, regulating the use of the Internet in Cuba, Iliana Hernández will be prosecuted for “disseminating, through the public data transmission networks, information contrary to the social interest.” Along with Boris González and Nancy Alfaya, hers is one of the first … Continue reading “Iliana Hernandez, Victim of Decree 370”

Police Search Home of Reporter Iliana Hernandez

14ymedio, Havana, January 8, 2020 — The police began a search of the home of reporter and activist Iliana Hernández in the early hours this morning in the town of Cojimar, east of Havana, according to a report from CiberCuba. “A group of people appeared suddenly at the home of the activist, and the spokesman was … Continue reading “Police Search Home of Reporter Iliana Hernandez”

14ymedio’s Faces of 2019: Iliana Hernandez, Activist

14ymedio, Havana, 29 December 2019 — The activist and journalist Iliana Hernández has been confronting the authorities for several years, who subject her to strict control and frequent short detentions. The ex-director of the program Lente Cubano (Cuban Lens) and current correspondent of CiberCuba was arrested this May during a march organised by the LGBTI community. … Continue reading “14ymedio’s Faces of 2019: Iliana Hernandez, Activist”

Reporters Iliana Hernandez and Boris Gonzalez Detained in Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 9 October 2019 — The independent journalist, Boris González Arenas, a contributor to Diario de Cuba, was arrested this Wednesday at noon by State Security when he entered the building where he lives. Arenas González’s wife, Juliette Isabel Fernandez, told 14ymedio she learned what happened because a neighbor who was present during the arrest told her about … Continue reading “Reporters Iliana Hernandez and Boris Gonzalez Detained in Havana”

"They’re terrified," says Iliana Hernandez About the Repressors Who Arrested Her

14ymedio, Havana, 7 July 2019 — The activist and independent reporter Iliana Hernández was released this Sunday after spending almost 24 hours in detention after being arrested the previous day at a bus stop in Cojímar, in the province of Havana, while participating through the social network Twitter in the campaign to #BajenLosPreciosDeInternet (Lower the … Continue reading “"They’re terrified," says Iliana Hernandez About the Repressors Who Arrested Her”

Free Iliana Hernandez! / Angel Santiesteban

  Ángel Santiesteban, 14 July 2018 — Iliana Hernandez screams from her punishment cell. This sister sleeps in jail without having committed any crime, apart from, in the regime’s eyes, thinking differently. She knows about sacrifice. Of having left a free country to confront the government. In Spain, where she is a citizen, she would … Continue reading “Free Iliana Hernandez! / Angel Santiesteban”

Activist Iliana Hernandez Detained for 24 Hours for Celebrating Anniversary of Cuban Republic on Facebook

14ymedio, Havana, 21 May 2018 — The activist Iliana Hernández, director of the independent television program Lente Cubano (Cuban Lens), was released Monday after being arrested at noon on May 20 outside her home in Cojímar, east of Havana, the dissident told 14ymedio. “I wrote a message on Facebook calling to celebrate the date on which the … Continue reading “Activist Iliana Hernandez Detained for 24 Hours for Celebrating Anniversary of Cuban Republic on Facebook”

Activist Iliana Hernandez Released from Jail

14ymedio, Havana, 12 May 2018 — The activist Iliana Hernandez, director of the television program Lente Cubano (Cuban Lens), was released on Saturday after being arrested on Friday when she tried to enter El Círculo gallery, where a show that is a part of the independent #00 Biennial currently taking place in Havana is on … Continue reading “Activist Iliana Hernandez Released from Jail”

Ileana Hernandez is Arrested

Yoani Sanchez, Twitter, 13 July 2018 — Activist Iliana Hernandez arrested, director of the alternative program “Lente Cubano” (Cuban Lens). The dissident was taken to the Guanabacoa police station in Havana, where she is now, according to information received by 14ymedio from her mother. See also: Two Activists File Complaint with the Attorney General over Travel … Continue reading “Ileana Hernandez is Arrested”

Travel, Whatever the Cost / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 18 July 2016 – “Give me the suitcase, I’m off to the countryside,” says the chorus of a tune that gets more popular during the school holidays. Many families visit their relatives in rural areas, travel to tourist destinations in other provinces, or spend some days camping far from home. Interprovincial … Continue reading “Travel, Whatever the Cost / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez”

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”

What Happened to Freedom of Expression in Cuba in 2020? / Cubalex

Cubalex, 19 May 2021 — The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression [of the  Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)] documented a continuation during 2020 of the pattern of restrictions on freedom of expression and access to public information in Cuba. The annual report issued by the organization indicates that acts of threats, harassment, and … Continue reading “What Happened to Freedom of Expression in Cuba in 2020? / Cubalex”

ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX Demand the Immediate Freedom of Journalists Detained During the Protests in Cuba

UPDATE July 20, 2021 — In follow-up to the communique that ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX published on July 16, which stated that as of that date the following people had been detained: Henry Constantin, director of La Hora de Cuba, along with his colleagues Iris Mariño, and Niefe Rigau; Orelvys Cabrera, from Cubanet News; Pedro … Continue reading “ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX Demand the Immediate Freedom of Journalists Detained During the Protests in Cuba”