Former President of Costa Rica Requests that the Cuban Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca be Freed from Prison

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 3 November 2022 – Former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias demanded on Wednesday the liberation of Cuban journalist and activist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, condemned to five years in jail in July for “continuous enemy propaganda”. “Those of us who live in freedom and democracy … Continue reading “Former President of Costa Rica Requests that the Cuban Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca be Freed from Prison”

Testimony of Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca Currently Being Held at Combinado del Este Prison / Ivan Garcia

From the Blog: Iván García at Desde de la Habana, 4 July 2022, Havana Author: Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca, political prisoner of conscience. Combinado del Este, maximum security prison, June 25, 2022, three days after being arbitrarily and unjustly tried by a court. I write these lines to release those thoughts and events that led … Continue reading “Testimony of Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca Currently Being Held at Combinado del Este Prison / Ivan Garcia”

Cuban Reporter Yuri Valle Roca Released After Five Days of Detention / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 24 March 2016 — The freelance reporter Yuri Valle Roca was released Thursday after being detained for five days in a police station. The activist was arrested last Sunday and Freedom House, an organization in support of human rights, today asked the government of Cuba for his immediate release. Police authorities informed Valle Roca that … Continue reading “Cuban Reporter Yuri Valle Roca Released After Five Days of Detention / 14ymedio”

Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca Letter to Interamerican Press Association and Reporters Without Borders

Havana,13 June, 2015 TO: Representatives of the Interamerican Press Association, and Reporters Without Borders FROM: *Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, Independent Journalist SUBJECT: Indiscriminate repression Against Ladies in White, peaceful activist opponents, journalists, bloggers, and independent communicators By this letter, I am contacting you to make you aware of what is happening against the Ladies in White, … Continue reading “Lazaro Yuri Valle Roca Letter to Interamerican Press Association and Reporters Without Borders”

Cuban Reporter Abraham Jimenez Enoa Receives an Award From the Committee for the Protection of Journalists

14ymedio, Havana, 19 November 2022 – Independent journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa received the International Prize for Press Freedom, awarded by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), on Thursday. The Cuban, the only Spanish speaker nominated this year, in his acceptance speech dedicated the award to colleagues Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca and Jorge Bello … Continue reading “Cuban Reporter Abraham Jimenez Enoa Receives an Award From the Committee for the Protection of Journalists”

IAPA Asks for Suspension of New Cuban Penal Code Which Punishes Press Freedom

14ymedio, Madrid, 2 November 2022 — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) denounced the “systematic repression of the independent press in Cuba”, in a resolution published during its 78th General Assembly in Madrid from 27 to 30 October. The document exposes the “incessant harassment” by the Cuban government of anyone who defends freedom of the … Continue reading “IAPA Asks for Suspension of New Cuban Penal Code Which Punishes Press Freedom”

Cuban Press Suffers ‘Constant Repression’ Says Inter American Press Association (IAPA)

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 30 October 2022 — the Cuban press is suffering “constant repression” and “control of their telecommunications”, and is living through “the greatest exodus in history”, according to a report released on Sunday during the 78th General Assembly, in Madrid, of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). The document reveals that journalists on the … Continue reading “Cuban Press Suffers ‘Constant Repression’ Says Inter American Press Association (IAPA)”

Cuban Police Thwarted Andy Garcia’s Release from Prison and His Exit from the Country, His Family Denounces

14ymedio, Havana, 19 August 19, 2022–Andy García Lorenzo, one of the men prosecuted for  last year’s ’11J’ (11 July) protests in Santa Clara, was punished once again for his activism. The young man was transferred to a maximum security prison known as El Pre, his sister Roxana denounced on Thursday after the order for him … Continue reading “Cuban Police Thwarted Andy Garcia’s Release from Prison and His Exit from the Country, His Family Denounces”

Five Years in Prison for a Cuban Activist for Launching Leaflets ‘Proposing Elections’

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2022 — The activist and reporter Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca was sentenced to five years in prison for the crimes of “ongoing enemy propaganda and resistance.” The sentence of the Provincial Court of Havana was communicated this Thursday to his wife, Eralidis Frometa, who has spread it on social networks and has … Continue reading “Five Years in Prison for a Cuban Activist for Launching Leaflets ‘Proposing Elections’”

The Ordeal of Cuban Dissidents / Ivan Garcia

Ivan García, Desde La Habana, May 2022 — For the act of writing this article, the regime – were they to deem it pertinent to do so – could prosecute me and slap me with up to twenty years in prison, according to the current Law 88 which was approved in February, 1999. For collecting … Continue reading “The Ordeal of Cuban Dissidents / Ivan Garcia”

IAPA Press Freedom Award goes to Henry Constantin, Director of ‘La Hora de Cuba’

14ymedio, Havana, 1 October 2021 — Independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro, editor of the magazine La Hora de Cuba, has won the 2021 Press Freedom Award, granted by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Along with the Cuban, the Nicaraguan Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, manager of the newspaper La Prensa, persecuted by Daniel Ortega’s regime, … Continue reading “IAPA Press Freedom Award goes to Henry Constantin, Director of ‘La Hora de Cuba’”

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”

‘I Felt They Were More Aggressive Than Before,’ Denounces Cuban Journalist Yoe Suarez

14ymedio, Havana, 17 June 2021 — The independent journalist Yoe Suárez was detained this Thursday by the political police for three hours, during which he was being interrogated, the reporter denounced in conversation with 14ymedio. The State Security agents tried to intimidate Suárez by threatening him with jail: “They told me that I could end up … Continue reading “‘I Felt They Were More Aggressive Than Before,’ Denounces Cuban Journalist Yoe Suarez”

Organizations Speak Out Concerning the Wave of Repression in Cuba / Artículo 19 and Cubalex

Artículo 19 and Cubalex — Article 19 strongly condemns the wave of arbitrary arrests that have been taking place since Thursday, November 12, against independent journalists, human rights activists and political opponents in Cuba. These events have been accompanied by interrogations, threats, seizures of work equipment, beatings, among other assaults. The aggressors have been agents … Continue reading “Organizations Speak Out Concerning the Wave of Repression in Cuba / Artículo 19 and Cubalex”

Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 12 June 2016 – This Sunday there was, again, a operation around the Ladies in White headquarters in the Lawton area of Havana, organized by the National Revolutionary Police (PNR), State Security agents and civilians called up for Rapid Response Brigades. Lady in White Luisa Ramona Tuscany told 14ymedio via phone that “as … Continue reading “Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio”