Prisoners Defenders Report Finds that the Cuban Government Limits Religious Freedom and Creates ‘Imposter’ Associations

14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2022 — On Thursday, Prisoners Defenders shared their report, Constitutional Reform and Religious Freedom in Cuba, a companion document to accompany the evaluation conducted by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In this new document, Prisoners Defenders, which contributed to the U.S. report, analyzed the testimonies of 56 religious … Continue reading “Prisoners Defenders Report Finds that the Cuban Government Limits Religious Freedom and Creates ‘Imposter’ Associations”

Armando Trujillo is Being Tortured by his Jailers, States Cuban Prisoners Defenders

14ymedio, Madrid, 17 February 2021 — On Tuesday, Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) denounced the situation of prisoner of conscience Armando Trujillo González, who is serving a three-year sentence in the Agüica maximum security prison in Matanzas. Trujillo, an activist of the Movimiento Independiente Opción Alternativa (Independent Movement Alternative Option), has been held incommunicado since his … Continue reading “Armando Trujillo is Being Tortured by his Jailers, States Cuban Prisoners Defenders”

Cuban Prisoners Defenders Accuses Norway and Luxembourg of Participating in the Slavery of Cuban Doctors

14ymedio, Havana, 4 June 2020 — The Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) organization accuses Norway and Luxembourg of contributing to the financing of the slavery system of Cuban doctors who work on international missions and asks them to review their triangular collaboration agreements if they want to continue being an example in human rights to the whole … Continue reading “Cuban Prisoners Defenders Accuses Norway and Luxembourg of Participating in the Slavery of Cuban Doctors”

Cuban Prisoners Defenders IDs 127 Political Prisoners on the Island

14ymedio, Havana, 6 August 2019 — One of the most controversial and anticipated figures on repression in Cuba has been updated by Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD). The independent organization states that on the Island there are 127 political prisoners and demands that foreign diplomats to call for their release. In a report published on August 1, CPD … Continue reading “Cuban Prisoners Defenders IDs 127 Political Prisoners on the Island”

The ‘Prisoners’ Voices’ Campaign Begins and Calls for the Release of Three Cuban Artists

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2022 –The writer María Cristina Garrido and rappers Richard Zamora Brito and Randy Arteaga Rivera, arrested by the Cuban regime, are the three faces of the Voces Presas campaign launched this Friday by the organization Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), in partnership with Civil Rights Defenders (CRD, from Sweden). The movement … Continue reading “The ‘Prisoners’ Voices’ Campaign Begins and Calls for the Release of Three Cuban Artists”

One Report Points to An Increase in the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,027

14ymedio, Havana, 12 November 2022 — Prisoners Defenders (PD) documented 27 politically motivated arrests in October in Cuba, bringing the total number of Cubans who remain in jail to 1,027. In its most recent report, released on Friday, they also denounced that the population on the Island is “massively fleeing repression.” The Madrid-based NGO, signals … Continue reading “One Report Points to An Increase in the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,027”

Mexico Opens 749 New Positions with High Salaries for Doctors and More Than a Hundred are Cubans

14ymedio, Havana, 22 October 2022 — The Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador will pay more than $2,600 a month for each of the 749 foreign doctors he invited on October 11 to fill positions in remote areas of Mexico. The amount almost doubles the $1,400 that national physicians currently receive, according to data from … Continue reading “Mexico Opens 749 New Positions with High Salaries for Doctors and More Than a Hundred are Cubans”

Up to 10 Years in Prison for 14 Demonstrators at the 11 July 2021 Protests for Trying to ‘Destabilise’ the Cuban State

14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2022 — A total of 14 people put on trial for going on the streets on 11 July 2021 in San Miguel del Padrón, in Havana, have been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison for crimes of public disorder, criminal contempt, violent affront and incitement to crime. According to news … Continue reading “Up to 10 Years in Prison for 14 Demonstrators at the 11 July 2021 Protests for Trying to ‘Destabilise’ the Cuban State”

Prisoners Defenders Registers 36 New Political Detentions in Cuba in September

EFE (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 11 October 2022 — The Spanish organization Prisoners Defenders (PD) registered 36 new political arrests in Cuba in September, according to its latest report released on Monday. The list prepared by the NGO — as of September 30 — states that in Cuba there are “a total of 1,026 political and … Continue reading “Prisoners Defenders Registers 36 New Political Detentions in Cuba in September”

At Least 20 of the 277 Cuban Doctors in Mexico Don’t Have a Defined Specialty

14ymedio, Havana, 13 September 2022 — The Mexican Government published on Tuesday a list of the specialties into which the 277 Cuban doctors are divided from the more than 600 that it intends to import to fill places in remote areas of the country. Of these, 20 don’t appear with a specialty, but with the … Continue reading “At Least 20 of the 277 Cuban Doctors in Mexico Don’t Have a Defined Specialty”

The Cuban Regime Continues with Arrests in Nuevitas

14ymedio, Havana, 8 September 2022 — Despite the apparent calm in Nuevitas, Camagüey, where three weeks ago the largest demonstrations took place on the island since July 11, 2021, the Cuban regime continues with arrests. The organization Justice 11J reported on Wednesday the arbitrary arrest of five people in recent days. The legal platform pointed … Continue reading “The Cuban Regime Continues with Arrests in Nuevitas”

Cuban Doctors in Mexico Are a Cover for Political and Military Tasks

14ymedio, Havana, August 25, 2022 — The president of the Prisoners Defenders Association, Javier Larrondo, said this Thursday during a conference, that “there are State Security agents” among the 641 Cuban doctors hired by Mexico. The conference, entitled “The military truth behind Cuban medical missions in Mexico,” was attended by several members of Mexican civil … Continue reading “Cuban Doctors in Mexico Are a Cover for Political and Military Tasks”

Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico

14ymedio, Madrid, August 26, 2022 — The characteristics of the last Cuban medical brigade imported by Mexico, which began to arrive in the last week of July, offer no doubt about the spurious interests behind the facade of humanitarian collaboration with which they have been sold to public opinion. “They are all military” and “none … Continue reading “Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico”

Italy to Hire 497 Cuban Doctors for 28 Million Euros a Year

14ymedio, Madrid, 18 August 2022 — A total of 497 Cuban doctors will be sent to Calabria beginning in September, as announced on Wednesday by president of that Italian region, Roberto Occhiuto, in a video broadcast on his Facebook page on Wednesday. Occhiuto explained the decision was necessary due to a personnel shortage that hospitals … Continue reading “Italy to Hire 497 Cuban Doctors for 28 Million Euros a Year”

Human Rights Group Reports the ‘Young Man With the Placard’ is at Serious Risk in a Cuban Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 11 August 2022 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a resolution in which it considers the situation of Cuban opponent Luis Robles as “at serious risk.” Robles, known as “the young man with the placard,” was arrested in December 2020 for demanding the release of musician Denis Solís, on San … Continue reading “Human Rights Group Reports the ‘Young Man With the Placard’ is at Serious Risk in a Cuban Prison”