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After spending years in a Cuban prison, Ana Rodriguez faces eviction … was a political prisoner in Cuba for many years. Rodriguez speaks … Continue reading
Washington, March 15 (RHC)-- A U.S. federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced President Donald Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort to an additional 43 months in prison on criminal conspiracy charges.  The new sentence means Manafort will serve a … Continue reading

"You’re playing with fire and we’re going to vaporize you, we’re going to pulverize you," was the threat of a State Security official on Thursday received by historian and former university professor Gustavo Pérez Silveiro.

Pérez Silveiro received this and other threats during the ten hours that his interrogation lasted, conducted by Lieutenant Colonel José Luis Ribalta Pacheco at the Provincial Unit of Criminal Investigation and Operations, located next to the provincial prison of Villa Clara, known as El Pre.

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… the tent cities of Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1994? The soul of … up of people who left Cuba because they didn’t want … escuela al campo — the mandatory Cuban government program that sent children … and hopes that prompted scared Cuban parents to ship their children … Continue reading
Photo shows Palestinian prisoners in the yard of Israel's Megiddo prison. Photo: AFP Ramallah, February 18 (RHC)-- Three advocacy groups say Israeli forces detained more than 500 Palestinians, including dozens of children and women, last month.  The … Continue reading
… the prison sentence of a Cuban exile bomber. Diego Tintorero, … , which said “Mr. Presidente, Cuban Exile, Please Have Mercy for … ordering the 1980 murder of Cuban diplomat Felix Garcia Rodriguez. … 7, often funded by Cuban-American businessmen, engaged in anti … Continue reading
… News 0 One of the Cuban nationals who appeared on January … Continue reading
Colombian human smugglers Carlos Ibarguen Palacios and Jhoan Carreazo Asprilla, now in their 20s, each will be at least 65 before they walk out of federal prison. That would be … Click to Continue » Continue reading
This Florida Keys-inspired honeymoon ended in prison time. A federal judge Monday sentenced a Keys couple to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing a 40-foot catamaran sailboat they took … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Brazilian displays a sign reading Free Lula in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 7, 2019. Photo: Reuters Brasilia, February 11 (RHC)-- The Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) has called demonstrations in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Cuiaba, and other cities across … Continue reading
Ramallah, February 9 (RHC)-- Medical neglect killed a Palestinian prisoner who for nearly three decades had been incarcerated at the Israeli Ramon Prison in the south of the Negev desert -- a fate caused by inhumane treatment by Israel, the Palestinian … Continue reading
… had nationalized American businesses in Cuba and joined Moscow on the … . “Replying to a question about Cuba’s longstanding policy of imprisoning … Amnesty International that some 600 Cubans are in prison for political … Continue reading
…  to four years in a Cuban prison, again, for a boating … case and put pressure on Cuba to exonerate Benhamiche. (Sarah Leavitt … court, local court — intervene with Cuba and say enough is enough … or operate local excursions in Cuba." It noted the fatal … Continue reading
A well-known Cuban artist and social activist accused … Continue reading
New York – Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to Trump led him to cover up the president’s “dirty deeds.” Standing … Continue reading
… Heroes of the Republic of Cuba Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández … high distinction, both Cuban heroes dedicated it to Cuban Revolution leader Fidel … and carried out by anti-Cuba extremists in the U. … Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, who served unjust prison … Continue reading
… the American enclave in communist Cuba's southeast. In December … Continue reading
Bryan Evan Singer, 46, was sentenced last Thursday to 78 months in prison for violating the embargo on Cuba by trying to smuggle hundreds of electronic devices to the island … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… town of Varadero on Cuba’s northern coast. Cuban authorities returned Burmeister … ,” according to Kyer’s report. Cuban authorities seized the vessel and … Kaisosi was reported stolen. The Cuban government has been in talks … in his report. How the Cuban government discovered that the Kaisosi … Continue reading
… that have been detained in Cuba for months, claiming the island … . However Cuban authorities have not allowed them to leave. Cuban news sources … face four years in prison, Cuban news sources said. The Vancouver … continues to advance through the Cuban legal system,” said Deputy Chief … Continue reading
Poster for the national prison strike in the United States. Photo: Twitter / @JailLawSpeak Ramallah, August 24 (RHC)-- Several members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, all of whom have been jailed by Israel for their participation … Continue reading
Immigrants at Northwest Detention Center on strike. Photo: Reuters Seattle, August 23 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Washington, immigrant rights advocates say over 200 immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center launched a hunger strike and work … Continue reading
… hang over his head. The Cuban Patriotic Union (UnPaCu) leader – who … press conference organized by the Cuban-American National Foundation in Miami. The … of opposition organizations, such as Cuba Decide’s Rosa Maria Paya … out a “repressive wave against Cuban opposition members.” “Indeed, there are … Continue reading
Palestinian teenager Qassem Abu Bakr. Photo via Twitter Tel Aviv, August 8 (RHC)-- An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to an Palestinian teenager as the number of Palestinian children being held in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons … Continue reading
Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi freed. Photo: AP Ramallah, July 30 (RHC)-- Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was released from Israeli custody on Sunday after nearly eight months of incarceration.  Ahed thanked her family and supporters who stood … Continue reading
… escaped from prison, fled to Cuba and was granted political asylum … Continue reading
Demonstrators take to the streets to demand Lula's release from prison. Photo: Twitter / @LulaOficial Brasilia, July 18 (RHC)-- National protests are taking place throughout Brazil to mark 100 days since former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula … Continue reading
… to four years in a Cuban jail following a boating accident … a woman from Ontario. A Cuban court found the Mascouche resident … in prison. But in June, Cuba’s highest court found flaws … husband to return home while Cuban authorities decide whether to bring … Continue reading
… a woman from Ontario. A Cuban court found the Mascouche resident … in prison. But in June, Cuba’s highest court found flaws … husband to return home while Cuban authorities decide whether to bring … rather than ruffle feathers with Cuban officials. “It’s not normal … Continue reading
… tourist facing four years in Cuban jail has conviction overturned. Handou … in prison. But in June, Cuba’s highest court found flaws … husband to return home while Cuban authorities decide whether to bring … rather than ruffle feathers with Cuban officials. “It’s not normal … Continue reading
… criminal negligence causing death, but Cuba's Supreme Court has … ;t leave the country while Cuban prosecutors re-examine the case and … Boylan/Associated Press) Because Cuba is forcing him to stay … or operate local excursions in Cuba." It noted the fatal … Continue reading

On Saturday, 16 2018 Dr. Ariel Ruiz Urquiola made a decision that could have cost him his life: to begin a hunger and thirst strike.

He was at the Cayo Largo work camp, "a suffocating set of barracks with two latrines and one shower for 52 inmates," where he was to serve the two months of prison he had left after on 8 May, 2018 the Municipal Court of Viñales condemned him to a year of jail time for the crime of contempt.

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Long-time Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra is said to be under house arrest Continue reading
Cuban biologist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola was … .S. government last week urged Cuba to immediately free all political … Continue reading
… environmentalist, is in prison in Cuba. He was convicted of “disrespect … of Havana, has been a voice of inconvenient truth in Cuba for … in Cuba. In 2016, he was expelled from the University of Havana … . Their legacy lives on. The Cuban penal code provides punishment for … Continue reading

On Tuesday afternoon Police and State Security forces arrested DIARIO DE CUBA journalist Osmel Ramírez Álvarez at his home in Mayarí, Holguín, his wife Idalia Torres reported.

"He was arrested in the afternoon, about 2:30 pm today. He was picked up by a State Security agent and two police officers and taken away in handcuffs, as if he were a criminal. How unfair," she declared.

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… access in Cuba. Gross was sentenced to prison in Cuba for 15 … the Havana Grand Theatre, Obama delivered a speech to the Cuban people … , representatives from Google periodically visited Havana. In 2016, Google opened a … culminated in faster downloads on Havana's Google servers (under … Continue reading
Pope Francis tries to send special envoy to see Lula in prison. Photo: AP Vatican City, June 13 (RHC)-- Juan Grabois, Pope Francis' special envoy and Justice and Peace Affairs adviser, has been barred from delivering a handwritten letter from the … Continue reading
Supporters of Lula da Silva rally over the weekend. Photo: Reuters Brasilia, June 11 (RHC)-- Thousands of supporters reunited for a vigil outside the prison cell of Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after the Workers' Party … Continue reading

El último informe de World Prison Brief, recoge la población total de personas encarceladas en los 222 países del mundo.

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El último informe World Prison Brief, que recoge la población total de personas encarceladas en los 222 países del mundo, colocó a Cuba en el puesto número seis, con 510 por cada 100.000 habitantes, según datos recopilados en 2012.

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… 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
Cuban biologist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola wanted to start an eco-friendly project in his farm in Viñales, a mountainous region west of Havana. But now those plans are on hold because … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… prison illegally located in eastern Cuba. Photo: File Washington, May 4 … in Guantánamo, located on illegally-occupied Cuban territory.  In a statement, the … Continue reading
MIAMI — A quarter-century after fleeing from the law, a man dubbed the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison for playing a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the violent 1980s smuggling era. Gustavo Falcon, 56, was a fugitive for 26 years before... Continue reading