Six Years in Jail for Yoan de la Cruz for Streaming the July 11 Protests in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, March 22, 2022–Yoan de la Cruz, who last July 11th livestreamed the first protests in San Antonio de los Baños, which then spread throughout the country, has been sentenced to six years in prison by a tribunal, according to statements made on Tuesday by his mother, Maribel Cruz, on her Facebook profile. “So … Continue reading “Six Years in Jail for Yoan de la Cruz for Streaming the July 11 Protests in Cuba”

Charges Dropped Against Artists Over July 11 Protests in Front of the ICRT

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, December 30, 2021 — The artists charged with public disorder for protesting in front of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) on July 11 learned on Thursday that the cases against them were being dropped. In essence, they were being acquitted. The situation remains unclear, however, for playwright Yunior García Aguilera … Continue reading “Charges Dropped Against Artists Over July 11 Protests in Front of the ICRT”

Cuban State Security Continues to Harass Activists After the July 11 Protests

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 4 August 2021 — “If you have nothing to hide, come join us, let’s talk”. With the arrogance that characterizes the political police in Cuba, several agents showed up at Sadiel González’s house to take him away this Monday. He’s not the only one. Since July 11th, social networks have been … Continue reading “Cuban State Security Continues to Harass Activists After the July 11 Protests”

August Sees the Highest Number of Protests in Cuba since 11 July 2021

14ymedio, Madrid, 2 September 2022 — There were a total of 361 demonstrations in the country, according to the latest report by the Cuban Conflict Observatory (OCC), which was released on Thursday. This is the second highest number of protests recorded by the US-based organization, which began tracking them in September 2020. The main reason … Continue reading “August Sees the Highest Number of Protests in Cuba since 11 July 2021”

To the Cry of ‘The People Are Tired’ Nuevitas Registers Largest Protest in Cuba Since 11 July 2021

14ymedio, Havana, 19 August 2022 — Hundreds of people took to the streets early this Friday in Nuevitas, Camagüey, in a demonstration not seen in Cuba since July 11, 2021. The protest, as seen in numerous videos shared on social networks, was massive, illuminated by the flashlight of cell phones and motorcycle headlights, and accompanied … Continue reading “To the Cry of ‘The People Are Tired’ Nuevitas Registers Largest Protest in Cuba Since 11 July 2021”

July 11th Cuban Protestor Suffers a Stroke in Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 12 August 2022 — Angélica Garrido suffered a stroke that paralyzed “the right side of her face,” confirmed the Cuban activist’s husband, Luis Rodríguez Pérez, speaking to 14ymedio after visiting her this Friday at the hospital to find out about her state of health. “Angelica felt some sensation on the right side of her … Continue reading “July 11th Cuban Protestor Suffers a Stroke in Prison”

Three Children Arrested During 11J (July 11th) Protests, Released After a Year of Imprisonment and Indoctrination

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2022 — The Cuban regime released three minors who had been arrested for participating in the 11J (11 July 2021) protests, and who were being held at the Comprehensive Training School in Matanzas, under the custody of the Ministry of the Interior. According to the organization Justicia11J , Eric Yoangel Héctor Plaza, … Continue reading “Three Children Arrested During 11J (July 11th) Protests, Released After a Year of Imprisonment and Indoctrination”

Appeal of Daniel Joel Cardenas’ 15 Year Sentence for July 11th Protests in Cuba is Denied

14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2022 — Daniel Joel Cárdenas Díez, sentenced to 15 years for the protests of July 11, 2021 in Cárdenas (Matanzas), was denied the appeal filed on January 9. According to Marbelis Vázquez speaking to 14ymedio, the lawyer let her know that they had rejected the appeal and that the original sentence of … Continue reading “Appeal of Daniel Joel Cardenas’ 15 Year Sentence for July 11th Protests in Cuba is Denied”

Brenda Diaz, Cuban Trans Protestor of July 11th (11J), is Imprisoned Among Men

EFE (via 14ymedio), Juan Carlos Espinosa, Havana, 20 July 2022 — The face of the Cuban Ana María suddenly changes from total seriousness to a smile from ear to ear when the cell phone rings and she sees that Brenda is on the other end. It is her trans daughter – an option that Cuban … Continue reading “Brenda Diaz, Cuban Trans Protestor of July 11th (11J), is Imprisoned Among Men”

A Year Without Justice: Patterns of State Violence Against July 11th (11J) Protesters / Cubalex

Cubalex, 7 July 2022 The following report presents issues related to the impact and implications of the protests which occurred in Cuba on July 11th, 2021 (11J). We analyze elements such as the factors which provoked 11J and the reasons for the massive street protests. As part of the observations of the state’s response, we … Continue reading “A Year Without Justice: Patterns of State Violence Against July 11th (11J) Protesters / Cubalex”

Dissidents Locked Up in Their Homes and Internet Outages to Prevent the Repetition of July 11th Protests (11J) in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, July 8, 2022 — As July 11 approaches, State Security deploys its tentacles to neutralize any attempt to celebrate the first anniversary of the historic protests that took place in dozens of places throughout the island. This Friday, independent reporter Luz Escobar was summoned to receive a very clear warning: On July 11, … Continue reading “Dissidents Locked Up in Their Homes and Internet Outages to Prevent the Repetition of July 11th Protests (11J) in Cuba”

Guillermo Farinas Reports that the Minor Who Died at the Hands of the Police in Santa Clara, Cuba, was Arrested in Last Year’s July 11th Protests

14ymedio, Havana, 3 July 2022 — Cuban opponent Guillermo Fariñas revealed this Saturday the results of a personal investigation he carried out into the events of police violence in the El Condado district of Santa Clara. According to Fariñas, who lives in that city, the full name of the 17-year-old teenager shot by a police … Continue reading “Guillermo Farinas Reports that the Minor Who Died at the Hands of the Police in Santa Clara, Cuba, was Arrested in Last Year’s July 11th Protests”

Police Threaten Young People in Sancti Spíritus to Prevent a New 11J (July 11th Protests) in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, June 17, 2022 — Alexander Fábregas Milanés has not had peace since he was released last April, after serving nine months in prison for convening a demonstration on July 11, 2021, through social networks. The young man from Sancti Spíritus, 32, is being harassed by State Security and, on Tuesday, was threatened in … Continue reading “Police Threaten Young People in Sancti Spíritus to Prevent a New 11J (July 11th Protests) in Cuba”

Seven Minors Convicted for July 11th (11J) Protest in Cuba Will Not Serve Prison Sentences After a ‘Special Analysis’

14ymedio, Madrid, 21 June 2022 — The more than 30 individuals convicted for their participation in the July 11th (11J) demonstrations on the corner of Toyo in Havana, where an overturned police patrol became a symbol of the protests that day, have had their sentences reduced by the Supreme People’s Court (TSP) of Cuba after the … Continue reading “Seven Minors Convicted for July 11th (11J) Protest in Cuba Will Not Serve Prison Sentences After a ‘Special Analysis’”

Modified on Appeal, Abel Lescay’s Sentence for Cuba’s July 11th Protests Reduced to Five Years ‘Limitation of Liberty’

14ymedio, Havana, 16 June 2022 — The artist Abel Lescay was ultimately sentenced to five years of “limitation of freedom” for his participation in the protests of July 11, 2021, as reported by the young man on his social networks after learning this Wednesday of the decision of the court of San José de Las … Continue reading “Modified on Appeal, Abel Lescay’s Sentence for Cuba’s July 11th Protests Reduced to Five Years ‘Limitation of Liberty’”