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En los últimos años el Gobierno ha "adoptado, modificado y derogado leyes, pero ninguna enfocada en el respeto y protección de los derechos humanos", dijo la abogada independiente Laritza Diversent en respuesta a un cuestionario de DIARIO DE CUBA. El único cambio en este sentido ha sido "la eliminación de los permisos de entrada y salida del país", el resto "sigue igual, con vistas a empeorar", añadió.

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HAVANA, Cuba , September 25, 2013 , On September 4 , the Mayabeque Provincial Prosecutor accused Yaíma Nach Remedios and her stepson, Yasmany Torres Hernández, for allegedly convincing other people to illegally leave the country, in exchange for money … Continue reading Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, September, – Since Cuba announced on August 24th the medical cooperation agreement with Brazil, Granma, the Communist Party newspaper, has reported on the front page the arrival of groups of physicians in that country. All the stories … Continue reading Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, August, 2013 – At age 16, every girl who is part of an “integrated” and “revolutionary” family, automatically becomes a “federated” woman. Perhaps, like me, the only memory they retain of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) … Continue reading Continue reading
HAVANA, Cuba, August 1, 2013, The members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) bluntly expressed their concern “with the persistence of violence against women, including domestic violence in Cuba,” says a report published last … Continue reading Continue reading
From left to right: Antonio Rodiles, Roberto de Jesús Guerra, Yaremis Flores, Jorge Olivera, and Manuel Cuesta. Photo by the author. HAVANA, Cuba, July 22, 2013, David Canela/ — Last Saturday the independent Estado de SATS project sponsored a panel discussion among … Continue reading Continue reading
During this month the island is celebrating the sixth edition of the Cuban Day Against Homophobia. The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community on the island, in their eternal struggle against rejection and exclusion, joins in an apparent cultural … Continue reading Continue reading
Young man sentenced to 10 years for “illegal slaughter of cattle” based solely on evidence from a dog, granted new trial. By Yaremis Flores Carlos Raul Concepcion Rangel, Deputy Attorney General of the Republic of Cuba, asked the Supreme Court … Continue reading Continue reading
With the independent Cuban attorneys Yaremis Flores and Laritza Diversent (Cubalex), René Gómez Manzano (Agramontista Current), Antonio G. Rodiles (Mathematical Physicist) and students from the New York University Law School. This video is 44 minutes long. There is a live interpreter translating the session into English in real time. 22 January 2013 Tweet Continue reading
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Despite the fact that Antonio Rodiles is still behind bars in a Cuban prison, the show he help create- “Estado de Sats”- will go on, thanks to his friends and brothers in struggle- independent journalists, bloggers, activists, etc. In the most recent episode of the program, launched this past 16th of November, Orlando Luis Pardo [...] Continue reading
URGENT ACTION CUBAN MAN TARGETED FOR GOVERNMENT CRITICISM Government critic Antonio Rodiles has been charged with “resisting authority”. It is believed the charges may be used to punish and prevent his peaceful criticism of Cuban government policie... Continue reading
Translator’s note: Our apologies for not having a subtitled version… As of this afternoon the latest chapter of Citizens’ Reasons will be available, dedicated to discussing a topic that is abstract but essential: Legitimacy. Participating on this... Continue reading
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By Yaremis Flores Independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias continues to be jailed in the Santiago de las Vegas police station, and “will be charged with the crime of aggravated contempt for authority,” according to precinct captain Mar... Continue reading
If you want to learn how Cuban laws discriminate on religious grounds, read the last post published by Cubalex: Yaremis Flores, Attorney at Law According to Cuban law, religious belief is not a justification for avoiding Military Service. Specifically,... Continue reading
By Yaremis Flores The summons for the citizens to attend the nomination of candidates assemblies are already spreading around the neighborhoods. Some are attending like robots, simply to make an appearance and so as not to be “branded” in the zone.... Continue reading
By Lic. Yarmis Flores Liu, reader of this blog, asked the Office if Cuban churches one can have access to the internet. Since 1996, the Cuban government, has been clear about its policy with respect to full access to internet services, in Decree 209 of... Continue reading
By Yaremis Flores The increase in police reports and criminal trials held in the capital, were among the topics discussed a few weeks ago in a meeting among presidents of municipal courts in the former Audiencia de la Habana*, facing the Capitol. A jud... Continue reading
By Yaremis Flores The National Organization of Legal Collectives (ONBC) announced this past Tuesday,June 5th, on the official radio its first international congress: Advocacy 2012. The event will take place from the 19th to the 21st of September at the... Continue reading
by Yaremis Flores Amaury Pacheco del Monte, coordinator of the cultural project,OMNI-ZONA FRANCA, returned this Wednesday to Havana after an artistic tour that included several cities in the U.S. Invited by the group of contemporary art, Pirate Love an... Continue reading
Yaremis Flores Last Saturday, May 5, in the nighttime hours, at least three cows were taken from a farm belonging to Commander Guillermo Garcia Frias, located southeast of the capital. At dawn the next day, three patrol cars and two Forensic Medicine vehicles were observed. The non-commissioned officer Alexander Borrero, one of those charged with [...] Continue reading
The Havana capital will welcome the sessions of the Sixth International Meeting of Justice and Law in the Conventions Palace the next 23rd to25th of May. More than 500 delegates will meet; of those, 300 are foreign jurists from 14 nations. Among the prioritized themes to be discussed are found access to justice on the [...] Continue reading
Yaremis Flores At least 25 retirees were fired by the Chief of the Basic Unit of Cooperative Production (UBPC), located in the town Merceditas, in Matanzas, 2 weeks ago. “The reason for the dismissals was the death of one of the elderly, after being trapped in a fire in the cane-growing area of the cooperative,” [...] Continue reading
Yaremis Flores Sandor Perez, A 29-year-old Rastafarian, had no reason to celebrate this May 1st. In February he was dismissed from the Communal Services of Havana East, where he worked as a street sweeper. His boss told him: “If you don’t get a haircut, you can’t keep working with us.” Sandor had bought with his [...] Continue reading
By Yaremis Flores The fate of Alberto Lairot Castro changed on August 28, 2007, when he was just 28 years old. Two soldiers, Hector Luis Osorio and Frank Ochoa Pérez Angulo, applied a technique not allowed in the self-defense programs of the Ministry of the Interior. It caused irreversible consequences. The young man was celebrating [...] Continue reading
By: Yaremis Flores Mabel, the wife of Raúl Rodríquez Soto, incarcerated at Guanajay Prison, this past October, submitted a petition for parole to the Provincial Court of Artemisa. To date, no response has been received. In Anglosaxon culture, punctuality is an inevitable custom. On timeis an expression in English whose meaning is “at the exact [...] Continue reading