An Ice Cream Vendor Shot Three Times on July 11, 2021 (11J) Demands Reparations from the Cuban Justice System

14ymedio, Havana, 29 January 2023 — Osiris José Puerto Terry has a bullet lodged in his back, a prominent scar on his abdomen and another on his right foot, almost all the way to his knee cap. A captain of the specialized police force shot him during the protests on July 11, 2021 at the … Continue reading “An Ice Cream Vendor Shot Three Times on July 11, 2021 (11J) Demands Reparations from the Cuban Justice System”

Human Rights Group D Frente Highlights that the Cuban Constitution Allows Pardons and Amnesty for July 11th Prisoners

14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2023 — The opposition platform D Frente [D Front] thanked the European Union on Monday for having met with the Cuban Minister of Justice, Oscar Silvera, last Wednesday, and for having addressed the sentences of the protesters on July 11, 2021. “We see this gesture of solidarity, not as a feeling of … Continue reading “Human Rights Group D Frente Highlights that the Cuban Constitution Allows Pardons and Amnesty for July 11th Prisoners”

Canada Condemns the ‘Hard Sentences’ Against the July 11, 2021 (11J) Protesters in Cuba

EFE (via 14ymedio), Toronto, 25 November 2022 — Canada communicated to Cuba its “great concern” about the “violent repression” of the protests on the Island and condemned the sentences against the protesters of July 11, 2021, but did not indicate whether it will sanction the Cuban regime, as human rights organizations have requested. The Ministry … Continue reading “Canada Condemns the ‘Hard Sentences’ Against the July 11, 2021 (11J) Protesters in Cuba”

One of the July 11th (11J) ‘Plantadas’ in Cuba is Hospitalized and ‘Very Weak’

14ymedio, Havana, September 30, 2022 — On Monday, political prisoner Lizandra Góngora Espinosa, sentenced to 14 years in prison for her participation in the protests of July 11, 2021, was transferred to the hospital at El Guatao women’s prison, in the municipality of La Lisa, Havana, a week after declaring a hunger strike. Ángel Delgado, … Continue reading “One of the July 11th (11J) ‘Plantadas’ in Cuba is Hospitalized and ‘Very Weak’”

The Garrido Sisters, Convicted in Cuba for July 11th (11J), are ‘Plantadas’ and Demand their Freedom

14ymedio, Havana, September 20, 2022–Writer María Cristina Garrido, her sister Angélica, and activist Lizandra Góngora, arrested for their participation in the 11J protests [11 July 2021], announced on Tuesday their refusal to wear common prisoner uniforms and declared the start of a hunger strike. The prisoners signed a note from the women’s prison in Guatao, … Continue reading “The Garrido Sisters, Convicted in Cuba for July 11th (11J), are ‘Plantadas’ and Demand their Freedom”

July 11th Cuban Protestor Suffers a Stroke in Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 12 August 2022 — Angélica Garrido suffered a stroke that paralyzed “the right side of her face,” confirmed the Cuban activist’s husband, Luis Rodríguez Pérez, speaking to 14ymedio after visiting her this Friday at the hospital to find out about her state of health. “Angelica felt some sensation on the right side of her … Continue reading “July 11th Cuban Protestor Suffers a Stroke in Prison”

Relatives of ’11J’ (July 11th) Prisoners Detained in Havana Accused of Public Disorder

14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2022 — The relatives of the 11J (11 July 2021) prisoners detained this Monday outside the Cathedral of Havana are accused of public disorder. After midnight, the niece of one of the detainees confirmed that all the women had already been released. Liset Fonseca, mother of Roberto Pérez Fonseca; Marta Perdomo, mother of Jorge … Continue reading “Relatives of ’11J’ (July 11th) Prisoners Detained in Havana Accused of Public Disorder”

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”

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”

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”

Brenda Diaz, Cuban Trans Protestor of July 11th (11J), is Imprisoned Among Men

EFE (via 14ymedio), Juan Carlos Espinosa, Havana, 20 July 2022 — The face of the Cuban Ana María suddenly changes from total seriousness to a smile from ear to ear when the cell phone rings and she sees that Brenda is on the other end. It is her trans daughter – an option that Cuban … Continue reading “Brenda Diaz, Cuban Trans Protestor of July 11th (11J), is Imprisoned Among Men”

Cuba July 11th (11J), Amnesty for Liberty

14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Havana, July 13, 2022 — The protests of July 11th and 12th, 2021, or the ’July Days’, defined some “firsts” in Cuba. It doesn’t matter how far back in history we search, we will not find protests of such magnitude. For the first time, strictly spontaneous demands were made, but with … Continue reading “Cuba July 11th (11J), Amnesty for Liberty”

One Year After July 11: The Necessary Reminiscence / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 11 July 2022 — There are days in life that are never forgotten. Bright days, like when you are given a son, or as gloomy as the one that takes a loved one away from you; whether fateful or sublime these days will always be, like treasured jewels until the end of … Continue reading “One Year After July 11: The Necessary Reminiscence / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

July 11th (11J) Was a ‘Bright Day’ Three Cuban Priests Agree

14ymedio, Xavier Carbonell, Salamanca, 14 July 2022 — The oldest man in the cells wears a clerical shirt and a bandage on his head. Four stitches have been sewn over the wound. In the midst of the tumult of 11J in Camagüey, between the sweat and the cries for freedom, a hitman unloaded a bat … Continue reading “July 11th (11J) Was a ‘Bright Day’ Three Cuban Priests Agree”

A Year Without Justice: Patterns of State Violence Against July 11th (11J) Protesters / Cubalex

Cubalex, 7 July 2022 The following report presents issues related to the impact and implications of the protests which occurred in Cuba on July 11th, 2021 (11J). We analyze elements such as the factors which provoked 11J and the reasons for the massive street protests. As part of the observations of the state’s response, we … Continue reading “A Year Without Justice: Patterns of State Violence Against July 11th (11J) Protesters / Cubalex”