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… 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
… Cancel-Miranda as well as the Cuban Five, at the time they … Continue reading
Razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee correctional institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. Photo: AP Bishopville, April 17 (RHC)-- Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 others were seriously wounded during an eight-hour-long riot in the U.S. … Continue reading
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 29 March 2018 — In the ten years that Raúl Castro has served as president of the country, he has annulled prohibitions, promulgated laws, established relations with the United States, repressed opponents and, gradually, eliminated some of the distinctive features of his brother’s way of governing, that is, dissolved Fidelismo. The … Continue reading "The Raulista Method" Continue reading
… , including a Cuban flag. That flag, representing González’s Cuban heritage, became … you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak … island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after … images attacking the teenager’s Cuban heritage circulated in conservative circles … Continue reading
… shooting survivors online over her Cuban heritage. Emma González, 18, took … for Our Lives, wearing a Cuban flag badge, to mark the … Cuban heritage. 'This is how you look when you claim Cuban … island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after … Continue reading
… shooting survivors online over her Cuban heritage. Emma González, 18, took … , who was wearing a Cuban flag, over her Cuban heritage. 'This is how you look when you claim Cuban … island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after … Continue reading
… , including a Cuban flag. That flag, representing González’s Cuban heritage, became … you look when you claim Cuban heritage yet don’t speak … island when the dictatorship turned Cuba into a prison camp, after … images attacking the teenager’s Cuban heritage circulated in conservative circles … Continue reading
CIENFUEGOS, Cuba - A passion for Cuban underground music gave DJ Unic … work in the shadows in Havana and in Miami with Urban … reggaeton and Son Cubano, the most important genre of Cuban popular music … there were Cuban artists who were working for the Cuban government 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
14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz,Camagüey, 13 March 2018 — A security employee remains in prison for a robbery committed at the Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz Birthplace in Camagüey. A Mexican tourist was intercepted at the provincial airport trying to get some of these pieces out of the country, but others remain missing. An employee of the Ignacio … Continue reading "Security Employee Investigated for Theft of National Heritage Items" Continue reading
                  _____________ The 14ymedio team is committed to serious journalism that reflects the reality of deep Cuba. Thank you for joining us on this long road. We invite you to continue supporting us, but this time by becoming a member of 14ymedio. Together we can continue to … Continue reading "The Evolution of the Cuban Press" 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, Justo Mora / Mario Pentón, Cienfuegos/Miami, 24 February 2018 — He was only 23 years old with an unquenchable desire for dancing and music. Luis Santacruz Labrada literally knew each of the songs of the national reggaeton and the places where young Cienfuegueros meet. His murder by stabbing, on February 14, has shocked a city whose tranquility … Continue reading "Cienfuegos Shaken By Another Knife Crime" Continue reading
Opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla greets his supporters during a protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Fe Tegucigalpa, Feb 27 (RHC)-- Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and opposition leader … Continue reading
Israeli forces used tear gas against Palestinian protesters. Photo: Reuters Ramallah, Feb 26 (RHC)-- Israeli forces used tear gas to disperse protesters gathered outside Ofer military prison near Ramallah in support of an imprisoned Palestinian activist. … Continue reading