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Laritza Diversent

La directora del Centro de Información Legal Cubalex, Laritza Diversent, señaló que desde su asilo en Estados Unidos trabajará junto a su equipo para "visibilizar" la desprotección de las organizaciones civiles dentro de la Isla.

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14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, told 14ymedio, from a stop at Miami International Airport this … Continue reading "Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile" Continue reading
Todos abandonarán la isla por estar "en situación de riesgo" Continue reading

El régimen arrinconó este miércoles a la abogada Laritza Diversent, directora del Centro de Información Legal (Cubalex), según denunció ella misma a DIARIO DE CUBA.

"Salgo mañana del país y no puedo regresar a la Isla porque estoy en riesgo de ser procesada. Es una forma sutil de expulsarme", denunció Diversent.

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Translator’s note: The references here to the empty offices and the inability to work relate to a police raid that occurred in September of last year, during which much of the organization’s equipment was confiscated. Cubalex, 20 February 2017 – It is an ordinary November day. Cubalex members are visiting the headquarters, the emptiness of the … Continue reading "Broken Dreams / Cubalex" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2016 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), was transferred Sunday from the police station at Zapata and C in Vedado to the Bivouac Calabazar criminal prosecution center in Havana. The graffiti artist’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, visited him on Monday morning and told 14ymedio that the prosecution could keep … Continue reading "‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center / 14ymedio" Continue reading
14ymedio, Miami, 19 November 2016 –The non-governmental organization Amnesty International (AI) called on Friday to take “urgent action” to protect members of Cubalex, an NGO not recognized by the Cuban government against which there has been a resurgence of actions. “Since September, the Cuban authorities have intimidated members of Cubalex, which provides free advice in … Continue reading "Amnesty International Calls For “Urgent Action” to Support Cubalex /14ymedio, Miami" Continue reading
Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana, 9 November 2016 – The elections in the United States, with the victory of the Republican Donald Trump and the defeat of the Democrat Hillary Clinton, contrary to the predictions of most polls, has captured the attention of the world’s public opinion in recent hours due to the decisive nature … Continue reading "Opponents of the Cuban Regime React to the Election of Trump / Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang" Continue reading
Denuncia la ONG que el proceso en su contra no se atiene al Código Penal Continue reading

Tres abogados del Centro de Información Legal (Cubalex) fueron citados a "entrevistas" este viernes ante la Fiscalía del municipio de Plaza, como parte de un proceso iniciado contra la organización, tras la intervención de su sede el pasado mes de septiembre y la confiscación de medios y abundante documentación.

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Justice Minister María Esther Reus dismissed “without recourse” the administrative appeal the association Cubalex had filed in response to the July decision by the Department of Associations to deny entity its right to form an association. Laritza Diversent explained the situation to DIARIO DE CUBA on Tuesday.

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La ministra de Justicia, María Esther Reus, ha declarado "sin lugar" el recurso de alzada que la asociación Cubalex presentó contra la decisión de julio del Departamento de Asociaciones de negar a la entidad el derecho a constituirse, según explicó el martes a DIARIO DE CUBA la directora del proyecto, Laritza Diversent

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There are trying times up ahead for the opposition, as the regime continues to act with impunity, reported members of civil society consulted by DIARIO DE CUBA after a week of intense repression and violent surgical strikes against the independent Legal Information Centre (Cubalex).

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Video: Police search of Cubalex: breaking open the gate. 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 September 2016 – The headquarters of the independent legal group Cubalex, this weekend, lacked the hectic bustle of the many users who normally flock to the site for legal advice, especially the families of inmates who come with thick folders of … Continue reading "Laritza Diversent: “We Have The Right To Participate In The Social And Political Life Of The Country” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar" Continue reading
La policía política asaltó la sede de una organización de abogados independientes e incautó sus equipos de trabajo Continue reading

En la mañana del viernes, la sede del independiente Centro de Información Legal (CUBALEX) fue objeto de un violento operativo ejecutado por fuerzas represivas del régimen, donde se ocuparon equipos y dispositivos electrónicos, documentación, obligaron a desnudarse a varias de las activistas de la organización, y resultaron arrestados el abogado independiente Julio Alfredo Ferrer Tamayo y el activista Dayán Alfredo Pérez Noriega.

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14ymedio, Havana, 24 September 2016 – Friday’s police assault against the headquarters of Cubalex, Center of Legal Information, located in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, resulted in the seizure of six computers, several hard drives, USB drives and cell phones. The officers informed the lawyer Laritza Diversent that she could be accused of the crime … Continue reading "Cuban Police Seize Legal Center’s Work Equipment / 14ymedio" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 23 September 2016 — The headquarters of Cubalex, The Center of Legal Information, located in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, was searched by National Revolutionary Police (PNR) officers and State Security agents on Friday, as confirmed to this newspaper by the independent journalist Osniel Carmona. After two in the afternoon, the police … Continue reading "Police Burst into Cubalex Headquarters / 14ymedio" Continue reading

El Tribunal Provincial de La Habana admitió esta semana la demanda contra la Aduana General de la República presentada por la abogada y directora del independiente Centro de Información Legal Cubalex, Laritza Diversent, quien está en desacuerdo con la resolución que declaró sin lugar el reclamo de libros y folletos que le fueron decomisados en abril pasado, al regresar de un viaje a Estados Unidos.

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14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 21 July 2016 — With blood-stained clothes and wounds and bruises on her arms, Ana Margarito Perdigon Brito returned to Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti Airport this past June. No one knew how to rationalize that the Cuban government prohibited her, a citizen of that country whose paperwork was in … Continue reading "The Emigrant Must Earn Brownie Points to Enter Cuba / 14ymedio, Mario Penton" Continue reading

La cuadragésimo sexta Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) se desarrolla hasta el 15 de junio en la República Dominicana, bajo el lema "Fortalecimiento Institucional para el Desarrollo sostenible de las Américas".

La Habana no participa. Aunque en 2009 el organismo levantó la suspensión vigente desde 1962, el Gobierno de Raúl Castro ha rechazado un eventual retorno. No obstante, varios miembros de la sociedad civil cubana asisten el evento.

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La Seguridad del Estado impidió a la abogada Laritza Diversent, la bloguera Regina Coyula y el articulista y colaborador de DIARIO DE CUBA Pedro Campos llegar a Pinar del Río para participar en un evento sobre el marco jurídico cubano actual, organizado por el proyecto independiente Convivencia.

Según la abogada Diversent, directora del proyecto Cubalex y quien iba a participar en el taller como ponente, varios agentes de la policía política se apostaron cerca de su vivienda y en calles aledañas para impedirle salir.

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Laritza Diversent se graduó de Derecho en la Universidad de La Habana. Hoy día, desde su oficina independiente en la capital cubana, brinda asesoría legal gratuita en materia de Derechos Humanos, entre otros temas. Asistió a la pasada Cumbre de las Américas y allí se reunió con el presidente de los Estados Unidos Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_39760" align="aligncenter" width="615"] [1] Laritza Diversent (3rd from R) and Manual Cuesta Morua (2nd from R) in meeting with Barack Obama[/caption][2]EFE, 10 April 2015 – The president of the United States, Barack Obama, met today in Panama with members of the Cuban opposition and civil society leaders from other countries before his anticipated meeting this Saturday with with Cuban president Raul Castro.After giving a speech at the Forum of Civil Society, Obama attended a round table, closed to the press, with activist and civic leaders from several countries, among them the Cuban opposition members Manuel Cuesta Morúa and Laritza Diversent, according to information provided by the White House.Also participating in the meeting were the presidents of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, and Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez.[1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Encuentro-Barack-Obama-disidentes-cubanos_CYMIMA20150410_0031_12.jpg [2] http://www.14ymedio.com/ Continue reading
[1]After 90 days of imprisonment, there is no formal accusation against the artist, Danilo Maldonado.Laritza Diversent, Havana, 25 March 2015 — Authorities are still imprisoning the artist, Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), who was detained arbitrarily by the police.Maldonado, 31 years old, is an urban artist and painter who finds himself accused of “aggravated contempt,” a charge that the Cuban State uses to incarcerate people who are critical of the Government. He presently is serving 90 days in preventive custody in Valle Grande, on the outskirts of the Capital.On the afternoon of December 25, 2014, Maldonado staged a “show” in a spot in the city of Havana, when he was detained by police operatives. They arrested him for having two piglets in a sack. One was painted on the back with the name “Fidel,” and the other, with the name “Raul.”Both names are common; however, the authorities assumed that they disrespected the Castro brothers, and they could impose on him a sanction of between one and three years of prison. Cubalex presented an appeal before the Havana tribunal for the authorities to explain the motive for the detention, a recourse that was denied.The prosecutor didn’t even formally present the accusation before the tribunal. Maldonado’s lawyer asked the authorities several times to allow him to await trial in liberty, which request was also denied.In Cuban law, the crime of “contempt” is an amplified term that includes defamation or insults toward other Government employees, and it carries aggravated penalties when it is committed against the Head of State. The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights has said that this type of rule goes against freedom of expression and the free demonstration of ideas and opinions, which do not justify the imposition of sanctions.Let’s not forget that all those people who exercise public office or are important statesman, like the Heads of State or the Government, can be legitimate objects of criticism or political opposition. Freedom of expression should take place without inhibition in the public debate about Government officials.Let’s ask the Cuban State to guarantee and respect Danilo Maldonado’s right to freedom of expression, without restrictions. Furthermore, let’s ask the international community to speak up for his freedom and his right to a fair trial.About Cubalex:Cubalex, the Center of Legal Information, is located in Havana, Cuba. We are a non-profit organization founded in 2010, not recognized by the Cuban State. We offer free legal advice on housing, migration, inheritance, criminal appeals, constitutional procedures and defending civil and political rights, in the national and international arena, to Cuban citizens or foreigners who request our services.If you want a consultation, you can find us through our email: centrocubalex@gmail.com;or by telephone:  (537) 7 647-226 or  (+535)-241-5948Translated by Regina Anavy[1] https://jurisconsultocuba.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/danilo-el-sexto.jpg Continue reading

El independiente Centro de Información Legal Cubalex denunció el allanamiento de su oficina en La Habana y una campaña de desprestigio por parte del régimen.

"Personas no identificadas" robaron recientemente en su sede una laptop, una tablet, una iPod, un modem, un disco duro externo, varias memorias flash y partes de las computadoras.

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El grafitero Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto) habría enfermado de neumonía en la cárcel Valle Grande, donde se encuentra recluido a la espera de juicio, alertó la artista Lía Villares.

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Diario de Cuba, Havana, 7 January 2015 — The graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, remains imprisoned in Valle Grande prison after authorities rejected the habeas corpus appeal presented by the Cubalex organization, led by independent counsel Laritza Diversent. The … Continue reading Continue reading
14YMEDIO, Havana, 29 December 2014 — On Monday, the independent group CubaLex filed a petition for habeas corpus in the case of artist Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto. In a document addressed to the Provincial Tribunal of Hanvana, the lawyers urge … Continue reading Continue reading
Although recent legislative changes to immigration laws in Cuba represent a step forward, they still retain aspects that are political and restrictive in nature and in violation of the right to free movement. The changes to immigration regulations do improve … Continue reading Continue reading
In Cuba, professionals can’t work for themselves in the specialty in which they graduate. Legal counseling and consulting are not recognized as self-employed activities, the only actions that a lawyer can perform independently. The few that make this decision have … Continue reading Continue reading
According to international legal instruments, “Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals to be protected from acts violating their fundamental rights granted them by the constitution or by law.” No national competent institution regarding … Continue reading Continue reading
Most Cuban citizens do not know the legal system in force on the Island, and the procedures they must follow to exercise a certain legal action, be it a civil, penal, administrative, family matter, etc., principally those that relate to … Continue reading Continue reading
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HAVANA, Cuba , September 18, 2013 , www.cubanet.org.- For approximately 15 days, several prisoners complained about cholera cases within the Combinado del Este prison in Havana. So far the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health have not reported anything. … Continue reading Continue reading
Introduction by Tania Quintero On December 10, 2010, without resources, publicity, or fanfare, attorney and freelance journalist Laritza Diversent founded a modest office in her home to provide free, independent advice to Cubans and foreigners on national and international legal … Continue reading Continue reading
The reforms of the Penal Code and the Penal Procedure Act adopted by the State Council to “ensure greater effectiveness and efficiency in the prevention and the fight against crime” raises a red flag about the situation of human rights … Continue reading Continue reading
Someone sitting at the table behind spoke in French, while in chairs at the side two Brazilians exchanged ideas. Two steps further on some activists from Belarus were talking with some Spaniards who had also come to the Stockholm Internet … Continue reading Continue reading
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Laritza Diversent On January 21 the Havana Court suspended Yamilí Barges Hurtado’s eviction, planned for March 22, from her house facing the Cohiba Hotel, as well as that of the heirs of the other partner in the house-swap in the … Continue reading Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, December, http://www.cubanet.org. On November 15, the People’s Provincial Court (TPP) in Havana planned to evict Yamilé Barges Hurtado from her home, located across from the Hotel Cohiba, after annulling a home-exchange that made nine years ago. That day … Continue reading Continue reading
With another year of the period of pretend “reforms” implemented by the Government ending, free access to information remains distant and unchanged. Besides buying and selling homes and traveling abroad, internet access is one of the most anticipated changes Cubans. … Continue reading Continue reading
Caridad Reyes Roca traded homes with Ofelia de la Cruz de Armas in 2008. Three days later, the neighbor below complained about leaks from the bathroom. The wall and ceiling coverings were coming off. Caridad spent four years trying to undo the trade and return to her former property. “My attorney was bought off by [...] Continue reading