Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba Visits the Hunger Strikers

14ymedio, Havana, 8 April 2021 — The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio García, visited the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) on Thursday to inquire about activists on hunger strike for 20 days, as confirmed by opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer through Twitter. “We are grateful for the visit that Archbishop Dionisio García … Continue reading “Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba Visits the Hunger Strikers”

Cuban Government Opponent Pablo Moya Moved to a Prison in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 22 October 2020 — Pablo Moya Delá, an opposition figure who is a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) has been transferred to the Aguadores prison in Santiago de Cuba, according to his son, Daineris Moya García, who spoke with the newspaper Cubanet. According to Daineris, “From early hours I was in the PNR … Continue reading “Cuban Government Opponent Pablo Moya Moved to a Prison in Santiago de Cuba”

Jose Daniel Ferrer Released From Prison / Cubalex

CUBALEX, 3 April 2020: The Cuban opposition leader Jose Daniel Ferrer, coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) has been given his freedom along with three other activists who had also been jailed. Ferrer was locked up October 1st, 2019, and was tried last February 26th, along with the other members of the opposition, Roilán … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer Released From Prison / Cubalex”

Police Surround Palace of Justice in Santiago de Cuba for Trial Against Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Havana, February 26, 2020 — The trial against José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), began this Wednesday morning in the city of Santiago de Cuba , without having been previously announced in the official press, which has launched a massive smear campaign against the opposition figure in recent months. Ferrer, … Continue reading “Police Surround Palace of Justice in Santiago de Cuba for Trial Against Jose Daniel Ferrer”

UN Asks Cuba to Release and Compensate Three Opponents

14ymedio, Havana, 17 February 2020 — The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council considers that jailed Cuban opponents Josiel Guia Piloto, Marbel Mendoza Reyes and Iván Amaro Hidalgo were convicted of vague crimes and without adequate legal defense. After learning of the cases from the  Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD), an … Continue reading “UN Asks Cuba to Release and Compensate Three Opponents”

Cuban Prosecutor Asks for Nine Years in Prison for Jose Daniel Ferrer, His Wife Denounces

14ymedio, Havana, 17 January 2010 — The Office of the Prosecutor of the Republic of Cuba has asked for nine years in jail for José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), for the alleged crime of injury, as reported by his wife, Dr. Nelva Ortega, in a video disseminated by … Continue reading “Cuban Prosecutor Asks for Nine Years in Prison for Jose Daniel Ferrer, His Wife Denounces”

Cuba Archive Regrets the "Shameful Amnesia" of the Spanish Royalty

14ymedio, Havana, November 12 2019 — The non-governmental organization Cuba Archive has categorized the visit of the Spanish royals, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Havana together with “the representatives of the regime” that for decades “has usurped the sovereignty of the Cuban people,”as “shameful real amnesia” in a statement … Continue reading “Cuba Archive Regrets the "Shameful Amnesia" of the Spanish Royalty”

Repression Grows in Cuba: Ferrer Remains "Disappeared" and Number of "Regulated" Rises to 200

14ymedio, November 4, 2019 — Data revealed by various sources last weekend indicate a climb in repression in Cuba, which translated into an increase in the number of “regulated” and an inexplicable silence from the authorities on the whereabouts of the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer, detained since October 1. [“Regulated” is the term the government … Continue reading “Repression Grows in Cuba: Ferrer Remains "Disappeared" and Number of "Regulated" Rises to 200”

Cuba’s President is an Android / Lynn Cruz, Havana Times

Republished from English edition of the Havana Times Lynn Cruz, HAVANA TIMES, 17 September 2019  – Photos of Cuban people stranded at bus stops, trying to reach their destination, are really quite outrageous. While the atmosphere in the capital is becoming more and more hostile, a doctor friend tells me that Carnival is being celebrated … Continue reading “Cuba’s President is an Android / Lynn Cruz, Havana Times”

Police Assault National Unpacu Headquarters in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 7 September 2019 — The headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) in Santiago de Cuba was assaulted by police at dawn on Saturday, according to Martha Beatriz Ferrer, daughter of opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer, who reported it on her Facebook account. “They arrested 24 people. My father was forcibly prevented from leaving … Continue reading “Police Assault National Unpacu Headquarters in Santiago de Cuba”

Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, September 8, 2019 — An attempt to participate in the protest organized for this Sunday ended with ten activists arrested in Santiago de Cuba, among them the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer. The dissidents were violently arrested outside the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), as residents of the area reported to … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba”

Unpacu and Cuba Decides Call for Going Out to the Streets to Protest on September 8

14ymedio, Havana, September 5, 2019 — The Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) and Cuba Decides have called on the Island’s population to demonstrate next Sunday, September 8, at 10 in the morning, according to a statement. “We will go out to the parks and other public spaces of our country,” reads the notice. The announcement … Continue reading “Unpacu and Cuba Decides Call for Going Out to the Streets to Protest on September 8”

Wave of Repression Against Cuba’s Biggest Opposition Organization Continues

14ymedio, Havana, August 29, 2019 — In the middle of an escalation in repression against the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), this Wednesday the police raided the home of José Antonio López Piña, director of that opposition organization in El Cristo, a town in the province of Santiago de Cuba. According to Carlos Amel Oliva, coordinator … Continue reading “Wave of Repression Against Cuba’s Biggest Opposition Organization Continues”

Amnesty Internation Declares Five Cuban Activists to Be Prisoners of Conscience

14ymedio, Havana, August 27, 2019 — The London-based human rights organization Amnesty International has declared five currently detained Cuban activists to be prisoners of conscience. This world famous organization denounced the dissidents’ imprisonment for crimes that are not internationally recognized and which have been used for decades to silence voices critical of the Cuban regime. … Continue reading “Amnesty Internation Declares Five Cuban Activists to Be Prisoners of Conscience”

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”