Yasmany Gonzalez Admitted to Being the Author of Anti-Government and Anti-Communist Party Posters

14ymedio, Havana, 14 February 2024 – Ten months after Yasmany González Valdés’s detention – for creating graffiti opposing the government and the Communist Party – this Tuesday saw the conclusion of the trial in which he was charged with the crime of enemy propaganda. The prosecution requested six years imprisonment, two less than the maximum … Continue reading “Yasmany Gonzalez Admitted to Being the Author of Anti-Government and Anti-Communist Party Posters”

Cuban Activist Yasmany Gonzalez is Kept in a Punishment Cell

14ymedio, Havana, November 4, 2023 — Activist Yasmany González Valdés is in a punishment cell in the Combinado del Este prison, in Havana, as confirmed to 14ymedio by his wife, Ilsa Ramos. The 31-year-old political prisoner is being accused of the alleged crime of “propaganda against government bodies” but the trial against him has not … Continue reading “Cuban Activist Yasmany Gonzalez is Kept in a Punishment Cell”

Cuban activist Yasmany Gonzalez is Transferred to the Combinado del Este Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 29 May 2023 – – Activist Yasmany González Valdés was transferred this Friday to the Combinado del Este prison, in Havana, after more than a month in Villa Marista, headquarters of State Security, as confirmed to 14ymedio by his wife, Ilsa Ramos. Ramos, who will be able to visit her husband next Wednesday, … Continue reading “Cuban activist Yasmany Gonzalez is Transferred to the Combinado del Este Prison”

Cuban Activist Yasmany Gonzalez Has Been Detained for Three Weeks by State Security in Villa Marista

14ymedio, Havana, 12 May 2023 — “He is very emaciated and they continue to interrogate him,” wife of activist Yasmany González Valdés, tells 14ymedio, after her husband has been detained for three weeks at Villa Marista, the State Security headquarters in Havana. “I ask and ask the officers about his case, but they don’t give me information,” … Continue reading “Cuban Activist Yasmany Gonzalez Has Been Detained for Three Weeks by State Security in Villa Marista”

Activist Yasmany Gonzalez Has Been Detained for Eight Days by the Cuban Political Police

14ymedio, Havana, 28 April 2023 — A week after his arrest, activist Yasmany González Valdés is still under interrogation at the State Security headquarters in Havana, Villa Marista. His wife, Ilsa Ramos, told 14ymedio that the Cuban regime is investigating him for the crime of “propaganda against the organs of the Government.” Ramos was able … Continue reading “Activist Yasmany Gonzalez Has Been Detained for Eight Days by the Cuban Political Police”

Political Police Interrogates Activist Yasmany Gonzalez for Graffiti Against the Cuban Regime

14ymedio, Havana, 21 April 2023 — Activist Yasmany González Valdés was arrested this Thursday at his house in Central Havana and transferred to the State Security headquarters in the capital, Villa Marista. His wife, Ilsa Ramos, confirmed this on Friday to 14ymedio. Hours earlier, the Observatory for Cultural Rights (ODC) had reported in a Twitter … Continue reading “Political Police Interrogates Activist Yasmany Gonzalez for Graffiti Against the Cuban Regime”

After Being Released from Villa Marista, Activist Yasmany Gonzlaez Laments the Cowardice of Cubans

14ymedio, Havana 2 May 2022 — The activist Yasmany González Valdés announced this Monday that he will stop posting on social networks after being released this Sunday after four days in Villa Marista, the State Security headquarters in Havana. The young man was arrested last Thursday as part of the police operations around May 1st, … Continue reading “After Being Released from Villa Marista, Activist Yasmany Gonzlaez Laments the Cowardice of Cubans”

They Donate Blood for Bread with Ham / Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez

Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez, Havana, 20 March 2015 – Each state enterprise has to deliver a quantity of blood donations each month in order to comply with the rule established by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Each clinic has to make one hundred donations per month. The pressure that MINSAP and the Committees in Defense … Continue reading “They Donate Blood for Bread with Ham / Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez”

Cuban Faces of 2023: The 14 Faces That Marked the Year 2023 in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2023 — If instead of choosing faces, at the end of 2023 we had compiled the objects that best represent Cubans this year, we would have included in the list a suitcase, some police handcuffs, a baseball, a judge’s gavel, a keyboard, a microphone and graffiti on some facade. Every presence … Continue reading “Cuban Faces of 2023: The 14 Faces That Marked the Year 2023 in Cuba”

Cuban Court Asks for 15 Years in Prison for Writing ‘Diaz-Canel, Motherfucker’ on Three Occasions

14ymedio, Madrid, November 3, 2023 —  The Provincial Court of Havana tried three Cubans this Thursday for crimes against State Security, which the Prosecutor’s Office asks to be punished with a total of 30 years in prison between them. Half of those years, for Jorge Luis Boada Valdés, 27 years old; to which is added the … Continue reading “Cuban Court Asks for 15 Years in Prison for Writing ‘Diaz-Canel, Motherfucker’ on Three Occasions”

For Asking for Freedom in the Streets of Havana, Ktivo Disidente is Imprisoned in Cienfuegos

14ymedio, Havana, 5 May 2022 — Carlos Ernesto Díaz González (known on social media as Ktivo Disidente) is accused of disobedience and contempt after climbing a wall on San Rafael Boulevard in Havana last Thursday, April 28, and demanding freedom for Cubans. According to his Facebook account, which is managed by another person, the rapper is detained in … Continue reading “For Asking for Freedom in the Streets of Havana, Ktivo Disidente is Imprisoned in Cienfuegos”

With the Upsurge in Covid, the Bad Odors from the Ciego de Avila Cemetery Invade Homes

14ymedio, Mercedes García, Sancti Spíritus , 2 August 2021 — The upsurge of Covid-19 in the Cuban province of Ciego de Ávila has accelerated the works to expand its main cemetery, some works that have been rejected by the closest neighbors who have been denouncing bad smells, the hectic bustle of corpses and the use … Continue reading “With the Upsurge in Covid, the Bad Odors from the Ciego de Avila Cemetery Invade Homes”

Blind Cuban Swimmer Yunerki Ortega Requests Legal Aid to Stay in Chile

14ymedio, Havana, November 20, 2023 — The long list of athletes who left the Cuban delegation at the Pan American Games in Chile was joined this Sunday by blind swimmer Yunerki Ortega Ponce, who was part of the paralympic team. According to the T13 network, the “disappeared” Cuban contacted lawyer Mijail Bonito, who represents 13 … Continue reading “Blind Cuban Swimmer Yunerki Ortega Requests Legal Aid to Stay in Chile”

Mother of July 11th Protestor in Cuba Explodes During the Appeal: ‘We’re Tired of Holding On’

14ymedio, Havana, 25 May 2022 — The patience of María Luisa Fleita Bravo, mother of Rolando Vásquez Fleita, one of the detainees from the Havana neighborhood of La Güinera for the demonstrations of July 12*, was exhausted last Monday. That day, at the appeal trial for her son’s 21-year prison sentence for sedition, the desperate woman … Continue reading “Mother of July 11th Protestor in Cuba Explodes During the Appeal: ‘We’re Tired of Holding On’”

Almost 2,000 Years of Jail Time for 128 of the July 11 (11J) Protesters in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 17 March 2022 — In contrast to the previous trials of July 11 protesters, in which the final sentences were lower than those sought by the prosecutors, the Diez de Octubre Tribunal in Havana, which tried 33 people on January 31, has been relentless. Thus, it has sentenced Brandon David Becerra Curbelo, 17 … Continue reading “Almost 2,000 Years of Jail Time for 128 of the July 11 (11J) Protesters in Cuba”