The Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba Continues To Grow: 1,113 in May

Only five political prisoners were released, “after full compliance with the sanction or measure imposed,” said Prisoners Defenders 14ymedio, Havana, 13 June 2024 — With the arrest of 19 people in May, the Cuban regime has a total of 1,113 political prisoners, according to the most recent report by Prisoners Defenders (PD) published this Thursday. … Continue reading “The Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba Continues To Grow: 1,113 in May”

The Number of Political Prisoners Reached 1,100 in April, According to the NGO Prisoners Defenders

The figure includes more than a dozen of the cases reported in the previous month. EFE/14ymedio, Madrid, May 17, 2024 — The NGO Prisoners Defenders (PD) reported Friday that at the end of April, it registered 1,100 people imprisoned for political reasons in Cuba, more than a dozen more than those included in its previous … Continue reading “The Number of Political Prisoners Reached 1,100 in April, According to the NGO Prisoners Defenders”

Prisoners Defenders Raises the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,092 After the March Protests

The organization indicated that in March alone it added 31 people to its list, of them 24 linked to the demonstrations EFE (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 11 April  2024 — The NGO Prisoners Defenders (PD) reported this Thursday that at the end of last month it registered 1,092 people imprisoned for political reasons in Cuba, twenty more … Continue reading “Prisoners Defenders Raises the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,092 After the March Protests”

The Urgency of Releasing Political Prisoners in Cuba and What We Can Do About It

14ymedio, Frank Calzón, Miami, 19 February 2024 –The decision of Cuba’s Assembly of People’s Power to ignore a petition for political amnesty was taken by the Communist Party of Cuba and must motivate the opposition within the country and free Cubans abroad to redouble their efforts, until the regime frees those in prison. In addition, … Continue reading “The Urgency of Releasing Political Prisoners in Cuba and What We Can Do About It”

Prisoners Defenders Places Cuban Political Prisoners at 1,066 in January

EFE (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 14 February 2024 — The NGO Prisoners Defenders (PD) raised its count of the number of political prisoners in Cuba to 1,066 on Wednesday, after including three new inmates on its list in January. The organization, based in Madrid, indicated in its monthly report that, in January, ten political prisoners were … Continue reading “Prisoners Defenders Places Cuban Political Prisoners at 1,066 in January”

Prisoners Defenders Raises the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,052

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 12 October 2023 — The NGO Prisoners Defenders (PD) raised this Thursday to 1,052 the number of people considered political prisoners in Cuba, compared to 1,047 the previous month. The organization, based in Madrid, specified in its report at the end of September that in the last six months they have … Continue reading “Prisoners Defenders Raises the Number of Political Prisoners in Cuba to 1,052”

Despite the Political Prisoners, Cuba Is Running Again for the UN Human Rights Council

14ymedio, Madrid, 30 August 2023 — Starting Tuesday, the main lobby of the United Nations headquarters in New York is hosting an exhibition with a disturbing title: “Cuba, a sustained commitment to human rights for all.” Paintings by the Cuban visual artist Yosvany Martínez alternate with works by other photographers from the Island in an … Continue reading “Despite the Political Prisoners, Cuba Is Running Again for the UN Human Rights Council”

Cuba’s Political Prisoners and the People of Ukraine, Winners of the Pedro Luis Boitel 2023 Freedom Prize

EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 29 August 2023 — The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance (ARC), which includes opposition organizations from inside and outside Cuba, announced this Tuesday that the Pedro Luis Boitel 2023 Freedom Prize was awarded to the 137 Cuban political prisoners and the Ukrainian people for defending their sovereignty against “Russian aggression.” Established in … Continue reading “Cuba’s Political Prisoners and the People of Ukraine, Winners of the Pedro Luis Boitel 2023 Freedom Prize”

‘I Long for My Son and All the Political Prisoners To Be Free, but I Also Want Cuba To Be Free’

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 10 July 2023 — If a couple of years ago her efforts were devoted to obtaining food, transportation, or perhaps planning to emigrate, now her greatest concern is the freedom of her relatives convicted for the protests of July 11, 2021 (11J). Prison has not only changed the detained on that … Continue reading “‘I Long for My Son and All the Political Prisoners To Be Free, but I Also Want Cuba To Be Free’”

The United States Demands the ‘Immediate Release’ of the Political Prisoners of the 11 July 2021 Protests

14ymedio, Havana, 9 July 2023 — On the eve of the second anniversary of the massive protests of 11 July 2021 (11J), the United States Embassy in Cuba again asked the regime in Havana to release the detainees arrested during these demonstrations. In a message sent to Martí Noticias, the diplomatic headquarters pointed out that … Continue reading “The United States Demands the ‘Immediate Release’ of the Political Prisoners of the 11 July 2021 Protests”

A Letter Addressed to President Diaz-Canel Demands ‘Freedom Without Banishment’ for Cuba’s Political Prisoners

14ymedio, Havana, 5 July 2023 – — More than 300 opponents, activists and family members have called for “freedom without banishment” for Cuban political prisoners in a letter addressed to Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. With the subject “Voices for the freedom of our Cuban political prisoners” and dated July 3, 2023, the letter insists that … Continue reading “A Letter Addressed to President Diaz-Canel Demands ‘Freedom Without Banishment’ for Cuba’s Political Prisoners”

Two More Minors Were Registered Among Cuban Political Prisoners in April

14ymedio, Havana, 11 May 2023 — Prisoners Defenders (PD) denounced this Thursday that at the end of April in Cuban prisons there were 1,048 political prisoners. Although there were 18 fewer than in March, the organization, based in Madrid, points out in its latest monthly report that “more cases of minors have emerged,” and that … Continue reading “Two More Minors Were Registered Among Cuban Political Prisoners in April”

An NGO Hopes for the ‘Intermediation’ of the Church for the Release of Cuban Political Prisoners

14ymedio, Havana, 4 May 2023 — “The situation is critical, a kind of perfect storm between government repression and famine.” The assertion is from the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH), which hopes for “the intermediation of the Cuban Catholic Church” for “the release of political prisoners, the end of repression and changes that the … Continue reading “An NGO Hopes for the ‘Intermediation’ of the Church for the Release of Cuban Political Prisoners”

The Message of the Cuban Bishops Avoids Alluding to the Negotiation on Political Prisoners

14ymedio, Madrid, 28 April 2023 — The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba (COCC) issued an official statement this Friday about the meeting they held two days ago with President Miguel Díaz-Canel and other senior officials of the country. In it, they did not allude to something that Ariel Suárez, secretary of the Episcopal Conference, … Continue reading “The Message of the Cuban Bishops Avoids Alluding to the Negotiation on Political Prisoners”

The US Opposes the ‘Forced Exile of Cuban Political Prisoners’ and Seeks ‘Ways to Welcome Them’

14ymedio, Miami, 10 March 2023 — “Although we firmly oppose forced exile, the United States will not turn its back on political prisoners, and if they want to come to the United States, we will explore the avenues available under US law to welcome them.” The Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the … Continue reading “The US Opposes the ‘Forced Exile of Cuban Political Prisoners’ and Seeks ‘Ways to Welcome Them’”