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”

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”

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’”

Cuban Rafter Who Fled From Prison Sentence for July 11th Protests Rescued by US

14ymedio, Madrid, 16 May 2022 — The 27-year-old Cuban Yariel Alfonso Puerta, who threw himself into the sea on Friday to avoid trial for his participation in the July 11 demonstrations in Matanzas, is in the custody of the Coast Guard, in Florida waters, along with his friend with whom he left the Island, Alioski … Continue reading “Cuban Rafter Who Fled From Prison Sentence for July 11th Protests Rescued by US”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel Accuses the US of Trying to ‘Rekindle’ the July 11th Protests

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 16 May 2022 — On Monday, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, accused the United States Embassy in Havana of “reviving what happened” in the anti-government protests of last July 11. During his speech at the closing of the extraordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), in which … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel Accuses the US of Trying to ‘Rekindle’ the July 11th Protests”

Cuba Strengthened its ‘Machinery to Control Freedom’ After the July 11th Protests, According to Amnesty International

EFE (via 14ymedio), London, 29 March 2022 — Cuba intensified “its machinery to control freedom of expression and assembly” during 2021, a year marked by the July 11th (11J) anti-government protests, Amnesty International (AI) denounced in its annual report on human rights. The London-based organization emphasized what it called “repression” during and after the demonstrations. … Continue reading “Cuba Strengthened its ‘Machinery to Control Freedom’ After the July 11th Protests, According to Amnesty International”

Five Members of the Same Family in Prison for July 11th Protests in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 28 March 2022 — Five protesters from the same family have been sentenced to prison for the protests in El Caney, Santiago de Cuba, on July 11. Along with them, there are three others convicted in the same case, with sentences of between 5 and 12 years in prison. Only one is released … Continue reading “Five Members of the Same Family in Prison for July 11th Protests in Santiago de Cuba”

July 11th Protests ‘Risked the Nation’s Stability’, Cuban Regime Declares

The long prison sentences that the Cuban courts have been imposing on the July 11th (11J) protesters in Havana are taking their toll on the courts’ public image, even there, where they preserve it. That some people from the ruling party’s orbit, among whom is troubadour of the Revolution, Silvio Rodríguez, who has publicly criticized … Continue reading “July 11th Protests ‘Risked the Nation’s Stability’, Cuban Regime Declares”

‘Comunistas Cuba’ Supports the July 11th Protests and Condemns the ‘Exemplary’ Sentences

14ymedio, Madrid, 28 January 2022 — The left, in solidarity with the July 11th protesters, “fulfills its socialist commitment to support the working class,” stated Comunistas Cuba, a Trotskyist group that opposes the current government leadership and which published a statement positioning itself against the trials of the July 11th protesters. In a long preamble … Continue reading “‘Comunistas Cuba’ Supports the July 11th Protests and Condemns the ‘Exemplary’ Sentences”

‘Prosecution Witnesses Lie,’ Warned Family Members of Those on Trial in Santa Clara for the July 11th Protests in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2022 — The fabrication of evidence and manipulation of witnesses have marked the last hours of the trials taking place in Cuba for the July 11th protesters. The oral arguments against the protesters taking place in the city of Santa Clara remain the center of attention for family members, human rights … Continue reading “‘Prosecution Witnesses Lie,’ Warned Family Members of Those on Trial in Santa Clara for the July 11th Protests in Cuba”

Prosecutors in Holguin, Cuba Drop Sedition Charges Against Four Minors who Participated in July 11th Protests

14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2022 –The initial results of the clamor, both within and outside of Cuba, against the long sentences sought for the July 11th protesters were seen on Friday. The prosecutor’s office in Holguín, Cuba, dropped sedition charges against minors. One of the defendant’s sisters, who prefers not to give her name, confirmed … Continue reading “Prosecutors in Holguin, Cuba Drop Sedition Charges Against Four Minors who Participated in July 11th Protests”

Social Media Rallies for the Release of Cuban Who Shared First Live Video Of July 11th Protests

14ymedio, Havana, July 26th, 2021 — Yoan de la Cruz, who shared the live broadcast of the first protests in San Antonio de los Baños that sparked the demonstrations all over the island, was arrested last Friday, according to reports from his family and friends on social media. “He is my nephew, a really good … Continue reading “Social Media Rallies for the Release of Cuban Who Shared First Live Video Of July 11th Protests”

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”