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Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation – August 2016 Report

Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation: August 2016 Report In August of 2016, our Commission registered at least 517 arbitrary detentions, for political reasons, of peaceful Cuban opponents, which represents an increase from the previous month. The figures associated with political repression in Cuba continue to be unacceptably high for a country with […] Continue reading

Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation – August 2016 Report

Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation: August
2016 Report

In August of 2016, our Commission registered at least 517 arbitrary
detentions, for political reasons, of peaceful Cuban opponents, which
represents an increase from the previous month.

The figures… Continue reading

Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again

Coco Farinas Lost Consciousness Again / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 19 August 2106 — Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas had to be taken
to the hospital again yesterday, at 4:40 in the afternoon The photo at
the top of this post was… Continue reading

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers

Deteriorating health of Cuban dissident on hunger strike worries international observers By Elizabeth Llorente Published August 16, 2016Fox News Latino Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is on the fourth week of a hunger strike, and his health continues to deteriorate, his mother told Fox News Latino in a telephone interview from Cuba. Fariñas started his hunger […] Continue reading

Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny

Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny BY TED CRUZ I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President George W. Bush had awarded him in 2007. Then serving a 25-year prison sentence for […] Continue reading

Opinion – U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny

Opinion: U.S. must stand with the opponents of Castros’ tyranny
BY TED CRUZ

I had the honor recently to meet with Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet, who
was visiting the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of
Freedom that President… Continue reading

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents

Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents Civil liberties have deteriorated since the U.S. said that it would normalize ties. By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Aug. 14, 2016 5:43 p.m. ET Fidel Castro turned 90 years old on Saturday, adding plausibility to the popular Cuban theory that even hell doesn’t want him. Meanwhile Cuba’s military dictatorship, now headed by […] Continue reading

Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second Time”

Ivan Hernandez And Felix Navarro Prevented From Leaving Cuba “A Second
Time” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 11 August 2016 – Cuba’s immigration
authorities prevented activists Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro from
traveling outside Cuba this Thursday.… Continue reading

Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces 845 Arbitrary Arrests in July

Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces 845 Arbitrary Arrests in July / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 5 August 2016 – The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) recorded at least 845 arrests during the month of July in Cuba, according to a report issued this Friday. This figure represents an increase from the prior […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week

Cuban dissident briefly hospitalized, hunger strike in third week
Posted 06 Aug 2016 07:00

HAVANA: Veteran Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas was briefly
hospitalized in Santa Clara on Friday after losing consciousness in his
home on the 16th day of a… Continue reading

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in

Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Internationally-known Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas is growing gravely weak from a two-week-old hunger strike to protest human rights abuses while the Catholic Church has emerged as a possible mediator between the opposition leader and the government of Raúl Castro. […] Continue reading

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas – Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to… Continue reading

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues

Guillermo “Coco” Farinas; Hunger and Thirst Strike Continues / Lilianne Ruíz

Lilianne Ruiz, 29 July 2016 — Guillermo ‘Coco’ Fariñas lost
consciousness on Thursday, 28 July at noon, the eighth day of his hunger
and thirst strike. He had to… Continue reading

Cuban dissident hospitalized after eight days on hunger strike

Cuban dissident hospitalized after eight days on hunger strike
BY LUZ ESCOBAR
14ymedio

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas, leader of the Antitotalitario Front
(Fantu), was taken Thursday to Arnaldo Milian Castro Hospital in the
city of Santa Clara after growing extremely… Continue reading

Castro mediates Colombian peace deal — but won’t talk to Cuban dissidents

Castro mediates Colombian peace deal — but won’t talk to Cuban dissidents Cuban President Gen. Raúl Castro has been applauded by world leaders for his mediation in Colombia’s peace talks But Castro refuses to talk with his own country’s peaceful opposition It’s time to demand that Cuba’s dictatorship abide by the international treaties it has […] Continue reading
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