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During the largest demonstration, on Monday May 15 2018, 60 people were killed, included childen. (AFP Photo) Geneva, May 18 (RHC)-- The UN Human Rights Council is holding a special session to consider a draft resolution calling for an urgent dispatch of … Continue reading
… Geneva, May 17 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has … for political purposes.  Right after Cuba presented Wednesday the country… years.  Following that, the top Cuban diplomat spoke again. He thanked … Human Rights Council. The top Cuban diplomat stressed that international cooperation … Continue reading
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… Periodical Review. Rodriguez said that Cuba aims at building a sovereign … through the strengthening of the Cuban political system’s institutional order … the freedom recognized by the Cuban constitution and its laws, including … of discrimination and noted that Cuban civil society continues to consolidate … Continue reading
Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: Reuters Geneva, May 16 (RHC)-- The United Nations human rights body has called for an independent investigation into the recent Israeli massacre of Palestinian … Continue reading
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla … Photo Geneva, May 15(RHC)—Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez … needs and realities of the Cuban society and international standards.  … , Portugal, Honduras and Mali congratulated Cuba for taking literacy experiences beyond … Continue reading
… international community gathered in Switzerland. Cuba will appear before this instrument … and 2013. On the 16th Cuba will present a Report that … contained in the final document. Cuba is a founding member of … Continue reading
… ’s Universal Periodic Review of Cuba’s human rights record by … Director at Amnesty International, said: “Cuba’s government must embrace constructive … Continue reading
A United Nations review on Wednesday of Cuba's human rights record highlighted the persistent divide between Cuba and the United States as Cuban delegates once again cited the U.S. embargo … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Geneva, May 15 (RHC)-- Cuba presented its National Report to … obstacle to the development of Cuba and a flagrant violation of … the process for updating the Cuban economic and social development model … revised, updated or modified. Since Cuba last submitted a report to … Continue reading
… ago at the University of Havana after he issued complaints against … without anyone challenging them,” said Havana opposition activist Claudio Fuentes, who … American States. Article 144 of Cuba's penal code establishes … . The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation in Havana recently … Continue reading
… Geneva. Havana, May 3 (RHC)-- The progress experienced by Cuba over … and in May 2013. The Cuban document, to be presented by … progress in the enjoyment of Cubans of human rights and access … the human rights of the Cuban people. Edited by Jorge Ruiz … Continue reading

14ymedio

La directora de 14ymedio interviene en el Foro de la Libertad de prensa en las Américas organizado por Interamerican Institute for Democracy, Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba y Fundamedios US.

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La organización Human Rights Watch (HRW) denunció este viernes "graves abusos" del Gobierno de Nicaragua en las protestas de los últimos diez días y pidió al presidente Daniel Ortega que autorice una investigación de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), reporta EFE.

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This legislation highlights Iranian regime’s ominous record of hostage-taking and human rights abuses, including the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners WASHINGTON, DC, USA, April 27, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Organization of Iranian … Continue reading
This legislation highlights Iranian regime’s ominous record of hostage-taking and human rights abuses, including the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners WASHINGTON, DC, USA, April 27, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Organization of Iranian … Continue reading
… nation, Diaz-Canel pledged to preserve Cuba's communist system, while … to provide continuity to the Cuban Revolution during a crucial, historic … ;We are disappointed that the Cuban government opted to silence independent … improve the lives of the Cuban people, to respect human rights … Continue reading
… head of the PCC in Havana, announced that she would soon … .” Raúl also highlighted that the Cuban parliament has been rejuvenated, with … Cubans to defend their principles and their values, Raúl stressed. The Cuban … of human rights violations in Cuba. He highlighted diplomatic relations with … Continue reading
… people greater political freedom. Earlier, Cuba's National Assembly formalized … ;We are disappointed that the Cuban government opted to silence independent … improve the lives of the Cuban people, to respect human rights … economic freedoms. " Washington and Havana resumed diplomatic ties in 2015 … Continue reading
… the idea of undermining the Cuban revolution never ceased. Now, there … also blasted the expulsion of Cuban personnel in Washington and the … U.S. diplomats from Cuba. Regarding Cuba’s human rights record, he … vote. Diaz-Canel is known to Cubans in the central province of … Continue reading
TGTE also urged Commonwealth to suspend Sri Lanka, until it fully implements the recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , April 19, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Transnational Government … Continue reading
… : a human rights agenda for Cuba” is being published. Tillotson said … hope that the change in Cuba’s leadership, which is significant … that in recent years the Cuban Penal Code has been used … of transparency” that prevails in Cuba could be remedied via legislative … Continue reading

14ymedio

El Gobierno cubano ha dado un paso más en su política de restricción de viajes al impedir la salida del país a Dora Mesa, de la Asociación Cubana para la Educación Infantil, y a Marthadela Tamayo y Juan Antonio Madrazo, del Comité para la Integración Racial. Los tres estaban invitados como oradores a la Evaluación Periódica Universal (EPU) de Cuba, que se celebra este viernes en Ginebra ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas, pero las autoridades les prohibieron dejar el territorio nacional, según la organización Archivo de Cuba.

Esta decisión relega al país en un siniestro y reducido grupo, el de los escasos Estados que han impedido viajar a participantes en la EPU, conformado hasta la fecha por Bahréin, Sudán y Sudán del Sur.

Las sesiones de EPU son encuentros previos para valorar la situación de los derechos humanos en los diferentes países y a partir de las cuales se ofrecen recomendaciones. Los países miembros de la ONU se someten a este escrutinio cada cinco años.[[QUOTE:[[QUOTE:Las sesiones de EPU son encuentros previos para valorar la situación de los derechos humanos en los diferentes países y a partir de las cuales se ofrecen recomendaciones]]]]Maria Werlau, directora de Archivo de Cuba, “expondrá las violaciones del derecho a la vida contenidas en el informe preparado por su organización en octubre de 2017” y elaborado conjuntamente con Cubalex y la Fundación de Derechos Humanos, según indicó la organización en una nota de prensa.

En la reunión participarán también Alejandro González Raga, del Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos, y José Fornaris Ramos, de la Asociación Pro Libertad de Prensa (APLP). Además, varias ONG presentaron informes al grupo de trabajo para abordar la situación de los derechos y libertades en la Isla, entre ellas: Apretaste, Buró de Derechos Humanos, Cadal, Civicus, Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional, Cubalex, Directorio Democrático Cubano, Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, Instituto Patmos y Race & Equality.

Juan Antonio Madrazo explicó a 14ymedio que antes de pasar por la taquilla de la Dirección de Inmigración y Extranjería (DIE) en el Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí, de La Habana, le informaron que tenía una prohibición de salida. “No entiendo por qué. Antes de viajar fui a la oficina de atención a la ciudadanía de inmigración y me dijeron que mi ‘regulación’ había sido de solo 21 días y que ya había expirado”.

Madrazo denuncia que después de ese incidente se acercó a Marthadela Tamayo para entregar a la activista su computadora y unos documentos. En ese momento una funcionaria de inmigración le arrebató el pasaporte de las manos a Tamayo y tras “un espectáculo de groserías y provocaciones” le dijo que ella tampoco podría viajar.

Otro caso similar es el de Dora Leonor Mesa, directora de la Asociación Cubana para la Enseñanza de la Educación Infantil, a quien le comunicaron que tampoco podía viajar, mientras que el abogado José Ernesto Estrada, residente en Pinar del Río, fue impedido por la Seguridad del Estado de salir desde su provincia hacia el aeropuerto. “Este acto impide nuestra exposición de siete minutos ante la ONU”, denunció Madrazo.

En febrero pasado cuatro integrantes de la Asociación Pro Libertad de Prensa fueron interrogados por la Seguridad del Estado tras enviar al Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas un informe sobre la libertad de prensa en Cuba.

José Antonio Fornaris, presidente de esa organización independiente, consideró estas presiones como “un ataque a la prensa" en medio de un contexto nacional en el que han aumentado en los últimos meses "las agresiones contra periodistas".

Un mes después, Acelia Carvajal, integrante de la Red de Cultura Inclusiva, tampoco pudo llegar a la sede suiza de Naciones Unidas, por estar “regulada”. La activista iba a participar en una presentación sobre la situación de las personas con discapacidad en la Isla.[[QUOTE:En un principio, para impedirles viajar la Seguridad del Estado usaba los arrestos arbitrarios de los disidentes, horas antes de que su avión despegara o interceptaba el vehículo en el que viajaban al aeropuerto]]

Aunque desde enero de 2013 entró en vigor una Reforma Migratoria que flexibilizó notablemente los trámites para viajar fuera de la Isla, eliminando el anterior “permiso de salida”, con el paso de los años el Gobierno de Raúl Castro ha ido aumentando la lista de opositores que no pueden salir del país.

En un principio, para impedirles viajar la Seguridad del Estado usaba los arrestos arbitrarios de los disidentes, horas antes de que su avión despegara o interceptaba el vehículo en el que viajaban al aeropuerto y lo mantenían retenido hasta que el vuelo hubiera salido. En el último año, sin embargo, se ha vuelto más común la estrategia de informarles que están “regulados” al momento de pasar por la ventanilla de inmigración.

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El equipo de 14ymedio está comprometido con hacer un periodismo serio que refleje la realidad de la Cuba profunda. Gracias por acompañarnos en este largo camino. Te invitamos a que continúes apoyándonos, pero esta vez haciéndote miembro de 14ymedio. Juntos podemos seguir transformando el periodismo en Cuba.


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Human Rights Watch (HRW) pidió al Consejo Económico y Social de la ONU (ECOSOC) imponer límites de mandato para miembros del Comité sobre Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONG) como Cuba, Venezuela, China, entre otros países, cuya presencia calificó de "deplorable".

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Images of demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro Río de Janeiro, March 19 (RHC)-- About 2,000 people marched through the Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in memory of human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was gunned down and assassinated according to … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 19 March 2018 — It was early morning when the police arrived at the door of the first of the opponents who were arrested on March 18, 2003. During that operation, 75 activists and independent journalists were sentenced to long prison terms under the so-called Gag Law, which is still in force today. … Continue reading "Black Spring, The Fertile Repression" Continue reading
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 March 2018 — When, in December 2014, the US President at the time, Barack Obama, and Cuba’s General-President Raúl Castro unexpectedly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the reactions on both sides of the Straits of Florida were immediate. As is often the case with Cuban … Continue reading "Reasons and Lack of Reasons Surrounding Political Dialogue" Continue reading
EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 8 March 2017 — The Oswaldo Payá prize was presented this Thursday, in a symbolic way, to the IDEA initiative, after Cuba refused entrance on Wednesday to the presidents of Colombia, Andres Pastrana, and of Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga, who came to receive the award in an act seen by the Government of the Island … Continue reading "Paya Prize Awarded Without Honorees, In An Event Cuban Government Calls a "Provocation"" Continue reading
Mexico, March 15 (RHC)--The Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights said Thursday that it has strong grounds to believe that the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a rural Mexican college in 2014 was marred by torture and … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 8 March 2018 — The debate on gender equality has reached Cuba and this time it is far from the official channels. Reporter Marta María Ramírez has drafted a list of more than 40 demands against patriarchy, including the redesign of educational policies, which has generated intense debate in Cuban networks. With this initiative, Ramírez joins … Continue reading "Cuban Feminism Seeks a Space Outside of Institutions" Continue reading
14ymedio, Maite Rico, Madrid, February 26, 2018 — Mario Vargas Llosa, who was born in 1936 in Areuquipa, Peru, is in full form. Combative, ebullient, brimming with laughter, the Nobel laureate travels widely and operates on a variety of intellectual fronts, crafting fiction and scrutinizing facts. In a recently published essay, “The Call of the … Continue reading "Vargas Llosa: ‘No Moderately Sane Person Would Want a System Like Cuba’s for Their Country’" Continue reading
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. Photo: AFP Geneva, March 9 (RHC)-- Outgoing UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has said that UN Security Council veto-wielding members are second only to criminals.  Ra'ad … Continue reading
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Piedad Cordona. File Photo Bogota, March 9 (RHC)-- Colombia´s human rights activist and former senator Piedad Córdoba officially registered her candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections. Córdoba said she chose March 8 for her registration, as a … Continue reading
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 2 March 2018 – Recently, several media have reported the consummation of another attack by Cuban authorities on the freedom of expression. This time the jealous guardians of political correctness blocked access to the digital magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) – an entertaining and well-written journalism project – in what constitutes … Continue reading "Censorship, El Estornudo and Fung’s “Liberation T-Shirts” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2018 — The activist and blogger Agustín López Canino has been charged with the crime of “receiving” after a police search of his home last Friday, where a personal computer, camera and other objects were seized. The opponent could face a sentence of up to one year in prison, according to the criminal … Continue reading "Activist and Blogger Agustin Lopez Charged with Crime of ‘Receiving’" Continue reading
14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 5 March 2018 –The first time I heard a vegan explain to a Cuban why he did not eat meat, the interaction could not have been more absurd. Although the tourist insisted on the negative effects of certain foods, my compatriot did not understand the rejection of what he considered a longed for … Continue reading "Red Meat and Social Networks" Continue reading
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14ymedio, Havana, 1 March 2018 — The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) denounced, in its last report on repression on the Island, the case of one of its members, Amanda Durán Dalmau, “cited twice during the month of February, under the credible threat that she would be imprisoned if she did not … Continue reading "Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces Threat to One of its Members" Continue reading
Guantanamo Bay prisoners in 2007. Photo: Reuters United Nations, March 2 (RHC)-- A United Nations working group has called for the release of a Pakistani man imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since 2006, saying his detention violates international human rights … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 27 February 2018 — On Saturday immigration authorities prevented four members of the board of the Pro Press Freedom Association (APLP) from leaving the country. They were headed to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in a journalism workshop, the president of the independent organization, Jose Antonio Fornaris confirmed to 14ymedio. Julio César Álvarez, Amarilis … Continue reading "Four Members of the Pro Press Freedom Association Prevented from Traveling / 14yMedio" Continue reading
… Base in Guantanamo, in Eastern Cuba, by President George W. Bush … Continue reading
… authorities prioritize the access of Cuban citizens to basic and fundamental … . Pedroso recalled that in 2017 Cuba reached the lowest infant mortality … States." Pedroso stressed that Havana maintains its cooperation and interaction … of his address, the Cuban ambassador ratified Cuba´s solidarity with Venezuela … Continue reading