Barbara Farrat, Mother of 17-Year-Old Imprisoned for July Protests in Cuba, is Arrested and Released

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2021 — Bárbara Farrat, the mother of 17-year-old Jonathan Torres Farrat who was imprisoned after the July 11 (11J) protests, was released after being under arrest for several hours, after she was detained when she tried to leave her home this Friday morning. “She went down to the corner to look … Continue reading “Barbara Farrat, Mother of 17-Year-Old Imprisoned for July Protests in Cuba, is Arrested and Released”

Several Relatives of July 11th (11J) Detainees are Arrested at the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 1 August 2022–Several relatives of 11J (11 July 2021) detainees were arrested on Monday after conducting a peaceful protest at the steps of Havana’s Cathedral. The protesters have been identified as: Liset Fonseca Rosales, Marta Perdomo Benítez, Ailex Marcano Fabelo, Delanis Álvarez Matos, Saily Núñez y Wilber Aguilar, who were taken to the … Continue reading “Several Relatives of July 11th (11J) Detainees are Arrested at the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba”

They Challenge the Political Police and Demand Freedom for Their Children

14ymedio, Havana, 12 July 2022 — “State Security visits us and harasses us, but we are going to continue asking for the freedom of our children.” The words of Migdalia Gutiérrez Padrón, mother of a 21-year-old young convicted because of the 11J protests [July 11, 2021] without even proof that he was there, explain why … Continue reading “They Challenge the Political Police and Demand Freedom for Their Children”

For the Fourth Consecutive Sunday, Berta Soler and Angel Moya are Arrested in Cuba

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 14 February 2022 — Ladies in White leader, Berta Soler, and her husband, Ángel Moya, were arrested yesterday for the fourth consecutive Sunday, as confirmed on the social media accounts of other members of the women’s group. Since the Ladies in White announced that they would protest every Sunday like they … Continue reading “For the Fourth Consecutive Sunday, Berta Soler and Angel Moya are Arrested in Cuba”

Berta Soler Arrested When She Asks for Freedom for Political Prisoners in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 30 January 2022 — On Sunday, women in plainclothes at the service of Cuba’s State Security arrested Berta Soler, the leader of the Ladies in White, “as she left the organization’s headquarters in the Lawton neighborhood in Havana,” denounced the activist Ángel Moya Acosta. Moya published a video showing the moment Soler was arrested … Continue reading “Berta Soler Arrested When She Asks for Freedom for Political Prisoners in Cuba”

Cuban Police Detain Several Ladies in White to Block a Protest

14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2022 — On Sunday, women dressed in plainclothes at the service of State Security detained a group of Ladies in White along with the mothers of some political prisoners, among whom was Bárbara Farrat, the mother of the 17-year-old Jonathan Torres, imprisoned after the protests of the July 11 (11J). “They … Continue reading “Cuban Police Detain Several Ladies in White to Block a Protest”

Family Members of Those Arrested on July 11 in Cuba Plea with EFE to Cover Their Trials

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 January 2022 — The Cuban activist and businesswoman Saily González Velázquez, along with others such as Salomé García Bacallao, and family members of those detained on July 11th (11J), have started a social media campaign for the Spanish news agency, EFE, to cover the prisoners’ trials. “There is still time for … Continue reading “Family Members of Those Arrested on July 11 in Cuba Plea with EFE to Cover Their Trials”

‘If More Mothers Unite, We Will Achieve Our Children’s Release’

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 14 December 2021 — The only gleaming corner in the home of Jonathan Torres’s family, one of the young people arrested after the protests on July 11th (11J), is the corner with the crib for the baby, who is almost two months old. The clean sheets, the mosquito net, the wet … Continue reading “‘If More Mothers Unite, We Will Achieve Our Children’s Release’”

Jonathan Torres’ Mother Will Start a Hunger Strike in a Church to Demand His Release

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 December 2021 — Bárbara Farrat Guillén, mother of Jonathan Torres Farrat, one of the young people imprisoned by the protests on July 11 (11J) in Havana, has carried out two 24-hour fasts and confirmed to 14ymedio that she will start a hunger and thirst strike together to the father of her son in … Continue reading “Jonathan Torres’ Mother Will Start a Hunger Strike in a Church to Demand His Release”

Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Asks for Sentences of 6 to 12 Years for the San Antonio Protestors

14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2021 — A total of 17 people are being tried this week for their participation in the peaceful demonstration on July 11 in San Antonio de los Baños, Artemisa, which lit the fuse for the rest of the protests in the country that Sunday. The Prosecutor’s Office is asking for between … Continue reading “Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Asks for Sentences of 6 to 12 Years for the San Antonio Protestors”

Several Young 11J (July 11th) Protesters Released in Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 28 May 2022 — At least five young people who were tried for the July 11 protests in Havana were released after a appeals trial held this Friday at the Diez de Octubre Municipal Court in Havana. Among those released are Rowland Jesús Castillo and Lázaro Noel Urgellés Fajardo, who had been sentenced … Continue reading “Several Young 11J (July 11th) Protesters Released in Havana”

Confusion Around the Sedition Trials of the 15 La Guinera Protestors in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 23 December 2021 — Great concern reigned this Thursday among the relatives of the 15 July 12th protesters in La Güinera, regarding the sentences of 12 to 30 years requested by the Prosecutor’s Office for the crime of sedition. According to the mothers interviewed by 14ymedio, the Havana court where the trial was … Continue reading “Confusion Around the Sedition Trials of the 15 La Guinera Protestors in Cuba”