Rapper ‘El Radikal’ Was Released on Bail After Being Arrested on July 11

14ymedio, Havana, 21 August 2021 — Cuban rapper Richard Adrián Zamora Brito, El Radikal, was released on bail this Friday. This was published on his Facebook profile by his colleague Osvaldo Navarro Veloz, from the Di.Verso community project, of which Zamora is also a collaborator. «After 40 days in prison, Richard Zamora is on his way home. … Continuar leyendo «Rapper ‘El Radikal’ Was Released on Bail After Being Arrested on July 11»

Relatives of Those Arrested on July 11 Denounce the Lack of Justice in Cuba

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 9 August 2021 — Of the dozen appeals filed last Friday to the sentences handed down against protesters from the July 11 protests, only four have been successful. The strong police operation that day around the People’s Provincial Court of Havana, near the Capitol, to prevent relatives and onlookers from approaching continues as of … Continuar leyendo «Relatives of Those Arrested on July 11 Denounce the Lack of Justice in Cuba»

Cuba: Before and After July 11

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Desde Aqui, Havana,  August 5, 2021 — The popular program Escriba y Lea [Write and Read] familiarized viewers with one of the most delicate operations a historian can make: dating the beginning and end of an era. When the panelists had to figure out, sometimes by guessing, the historical fact or character suggested in a … Continuar leyendo «Cuba: Before and After July 11»

The Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Denies There Were Forced Disappearances on July 11

14ymedio, Havana, August 5, 2021 — Of the 62 people who have been tried for their participation in the July 11 demonstrations, 53 were sanctioned for public disorder and others for «resistance, contempt, instigation to commit a crime and damage,» according to the official data offered this Wednesday by Joselin Sánchez Hidalgo, Magistrate of the … Continuar leyendo «The Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Denies There Were Forced Disappearances on July 11»

Cuban State Security Continues to Harass Activists After the July 11 Protests

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 4 August 2021 — «If you have nothing to hide, come join us, let’s talk». With the arrogance that characterizes the political police in Cuba, several agents showed up at Sadiel González’s house to take him away this Monday. He’s not the only one. Since July 11th, social networks have been … Continuar leyendo «Cuban State Security Continues to Harass Activists After the July 11 Protests»

Five Cuban Generals Die After July 11: Strange Coincidence or Purge?

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, 29 July 2021 — Although I am not a fan of conspiracy theories, I think it would be very necessary, to heal open wounds and put the accounts clear for history, to have a commission without political and ideological prejudices to investigate, seriously and professionally, many mysterious deaths reported in Cuba … Continuar leyendo «Five Cuban Generals Die After July 11: Strange Coincidence or Purge?»

Social Media Rallies for the Release of Cuban Who Shared First Live Video Of July 11th Protests

14ymedio, Havana, July 26th, 2021 — Yoan de la Cruz, who shared the live broadcast of the first protests in San Antonio de los Baños that sparked the demonstrations all over the island, was arrested last Friday, according to reports from his family and friends on social media. «He is my nephew, a really good … Continuar leyendo «Social Media Rallies for the Release of Cuban Who Shared First Live Video Of July 11th Protests»

In Cuba ‘Young People Must Be and Will Be the Engine of Change’ says Pablo Milanes after July 11

14ymedio, Havana, July 25, 2021 — This Saturday Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés described as «irresponsible and absurd» the use of repression by the Cuban government against the people, «who have sacrificed and given everything for decades to sustain a regime that in the end imprisons them.» Milanés’ statement comes in the heat of the 11J (11 … Continuar leyendo «In Cuba ‘Young People Must Be and Will Be the Engine of Change’ says Pablo Milanes after July 11»

Cuba Detained 757 People on July 11, Including 13 Minors

14ymedio, Havana, 23 July 2021 — As of this Friday, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) has registered 757 people detained since the demonstrations on July 11 in dozens of cities throughout the island. In a face-to-face and virtual press conference, the director of the organization with headquarters in Madrid, Alejandro González Raga, detailed … Continuar leyendo «Cuba Detained 757 People on July 11, Including 13 Minors»

The Anguish of the Relatives of the Young People Arrested in Cuba on July 11

14ymedio, Havana, 20July 2021 — «They are young, they are not criminals or bandits who went to throw stones or loot stores, they went to fight for the things they lack, that they are drowning.» Berta Baruch, 58, is one of the mothers who gathered on Monday in front of the 100th y Aldabó prison, in Havana, … Continuar leyendo «The Anguish of the Relatives of the Young People Arrested in Cuba on July 11»

Amanda Hernandez Celaya, 17, Arrested in Cuba on July 11, Acquitted

14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2021 — The young woman Amanda Hernández Celaya, arrested on July 11 in the heat of the protests that shook the country, was acquitted this Thursday for lack of evidence after a summary trial was carried out in Havana, as confirmed to 14ymedio by members of her family. Hernández was charged with the same … Continuar leyendo «Amanda Hernandez Celaya, 17, Arrested in Cuba on July 11, Acquitted»

July 11: The Day Cuban Youth Overturned a Police Car

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 20 July 2021 — In flip-flops and shirtless, Yander ran down Galiano Street to join the crowd shouting «Freedom!» that had just passed his door. In the rush, he forgot the mandatory mask. The mother of this 35-year-old from Havana reached him short-of-breath. «Mi’jo, you left your mask!» she said, and handed him a piece … Continuar leyendo «July 11: The Day Cuban Youth Overturned a Police Car»

July 11 in Cuba: The Hour of the Homeland / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 14 July 2021 — July 11, 2021 entered Cuban history through the front door when the dignified spark ignited in San Antonio de los Baños spread throughout the rest of the island: in a few hours more than fifty Cuban cities, from east to west, rose spontaneously in a massive outcry and millions of … Continuar leyendo «July 11 in Cuba: The Hour of the Homeland / Jeovany Jimenez Vega»

Cuba Changed on July 11th

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 14 July 2021 — Despite government efforts to make people believe that the popular protests on Sunday, July 11, were organized from the United States and that they were only isolated incidents carried out by antisocial elements, most Cubans have a new perception about the prevailing level of disagreement with the … Continuar leyendo «Cuba Changed on July 11th»