Cuban Prosecutor Asks for 10 Years in Prison for Two Sisters Who Protested on 11 July

14ymedio, Havana, 29 September 2021 — In Cuba, the Placetas Prosecutor’s Office asks for 10 years in prison for two sisters who participated in the July 11 protests in the municipality, Lisdani and Lisdiany Rodríguez Isaac. It is the highest penalty of all those requested for the members of the group that marched with them … Continue reading “Cuban Prosecutor Asks for 10 Years in Prison for Two Sisters Who Protested on 11 July”

More Than 400 People Continue to be Detained After the Cuban Protests of July 11

14ymedio, Havana, September 1, 2021 — At least 405 people arrested during the protests in Cuba that began on July 11 remain in prison, according to a report by the Cubalex legal advice center. These data, collected independently with the help of a group of volunteers, show that of the total number of arrests (898), … Continue reading “More Than 400 People Continue to be Detained After the Cuban Protests of July 11”

Military Continues to Guard the Streets of Cuba One Month after 11 July

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, 11 August 2021 — One month after the protests of July 11 (11J), the Police and the military continue to guard the streets of Cuba. In Havana they are especially concentrated in areas where there are often crowds or long lines. Although the usual movement of people in the streets on any … Continue reading “Military Continues to Guard the Streets of Cuba One Month after 11 July”

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 … Continue reading “Relatives of Those Arrested on July 11 Denounce the Lack of Justice in Cuba”

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 … Continue reading “The Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Denies There Were Forced Disappearances on July 11”

The Cause of the 11 July Demonstrations is Internal, the Way Out is in Democratization / Dimas Castellano

Dimas Castellanos, 19 July 2021 — Men can speed up or slow down historical processes, but only up to a point. The forceful popular demonstrations of 11J (July 11th), unprecedented for their massiveness and spontaneity, definitively confirmed that the crisis in Cuba has no other way out than the participation of Cubans as subjects in the destinies … Continue reading “The Cause of the 11 July Demonstrations is Internal, the Way Out is in Democratization / Dimas Castellano”

Cuba: Major Physical and Psychological Torture Against Jose Daniel Ferrer are Denounced

14ymedio, Havana, December 5, 2021 —  Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) coordinator, José Daniel Ferrer, is subjected to ever greater “torture, as much physical as psychological” in Mar Verde prison, Santiago de Cuba, where he is being held. As his sister Ana Belkis Ferrer, made known on Saturday. Meanwhile, Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) accused the … Continue reading “Cuba: Major Physical and Psychological Torture Against Jose Daniel Ferrer are Denounced”

The Families of Four Cuban Political Prisoners in Santa Clara Demand to See Their Children

14ymedio, Havana, December 4, 2021 — The whereabouts of Andy García Lorenzo, José Miguel Gómez Monteja, Liván Hernández Salazar y Carlos Michael, detained in Santa Clara for participating in the peaceful protests on July 11th (11J), are unknown. “They were transferred to an unknown location without providing information to their immediate family,” denounced Archipiélago in … Continue reading “The Families of Four Cuban Political Prisoners in Santa Clara Demand to See Their Children”

The Cuban Conflict Observatory Documented 79 protests on November 15th (15N)

14ymedio, Havana, December 1, 2021 — Threats from State Security and the deployment of the military throughout main streets in Cuba gripped the population with fear and thwarted the massive protests planned for November 15th (15N), but that same day, there were 79 protests in the country. These were logged by the Cuban Conflict Observatory … Continue reading “The Cuban Conflict Observatory Documented 79 protests on November 15th (15N)”

Under Military Presence, 11J Protesters are Processed in Artemisa / Cubalex

Cubalex, 22 November 2021 — On November 22nd and 23rd, the judicial proceedings against 13  of the July 11th (11J) protesters are being held at the Provincial Tribunal of Artemisa. According to our sources all of the areas surrounding the courtroom are militarized. The police, red berets, black berets and State Security have organized a … Continue reading “Under Military Presence, 11J Protesters are Processed in Artemisa / Cubalex”

Otero Alcantara Has Been Invited to Art Activities Outside Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, November 19, 2021–Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara reaffirmed that he “would not, under any circumstances, accept exile as an option” to leave Cuba, as he made known to art curator Claudia Genlui Hidalgo, following a visit from his family at the prison where he has been held since the July 11th nationwide protests. … Continue reading “Otero Alcantara Has Been Invited to Art Activities Outside Cuba”

A Latin Grammy Award for ‘Patria y Vida’, the Anthem of the Protests in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, November 18, 2021–Thursday, the song Patria y Vida [Homeland and Life] won the award for Best Urban Song at the Latin Grammys, in Las Vegas, USA. Beatriz Luengo, singer and wife of Cuban Yotuel Romero, one of the songwriters, went up on stage to receive the award. Sung by duo Gente de Zona, Yotuel and Descemer Bueno, … Continue reading “A Latin Grammy Award for ‘Patria y Vida’, the Anthem of the Protests in Cuba”

How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex

  Cubalex, 15 November 2021 — Cubalex summarized the 48 acts of harassment against civil society we’ve monitored since yesterday, November 14th. At the end of each day, we will be publishing similar reports. We request your help in sharing. Let’s show the repressive essence of the Cuban regime. Havana La Lisa 1. Yunior García … Continue reading “How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex”

‘We’re Prepared to Confront Any Action’ Warns Cuban President Diaz Canel Ahead of 15N (15 November)

14ymedio, Havana, November 12, 2021–During a televised broadcast on Friday, announced only hours before, Miguel Díaz-Canel broached topics such as tourism and the pandemic, although the Civic March for Change scheduled for November 15th was the topic which generated the most interest during his long address in which he repeated on various occasions, the phrase … Continue reading “‘We’re Prepared to Confront Any Action’ Warns Cuban President Diaz Canel Ahead of 15N (15 November)”

Cuba: Repressors Identified / Cubalex

Cubalex, 6 November 2021 — Cubalex exposes repressors as part of our commitment to make the perpetrators visible. We expose them in solidarity with those who are imprisoned today for exercising a right, and also with their families. Help us to share, help us to denounce. Denounce the aggressor! With your voice you can prevent … Continue reading “Cuba: Repressors Identified / Cubalex”