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    U.S. Calls on Cuba to Drop Criminal Charges against Journalist
    Cuba's Journalist Roberto Quinones -- U.S. Calls on Cuba to Drop Criminal Charges against Journalist | National Review

    By MAIREAD MCARDLE August 21, 2019 3:39 PM

    The U.S. on Wednesday urged Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist Roberto Quiñones, who is facing a year in jail.
    “We condemn the injustices committed against Cuban journalist Roberto Quiñones, arrested for reporting on Cuba’s repression of religious freedom,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday in a statement. “We will continue to use targeted sanctions to cut off resources from the Cuban regime which uses its income to repress its own people.”

    Quiñones, a reporter for CubaNet, was detained in April while covering a trial in Guantanamo, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. He was charged with resistance and disobedience, and after he refused to pay the fine authorities demanded of him he was sentenced to a year in prison. He has appealed his sentence.

    The Trump administration has cracked down on Cuba, targethrough ting tourism and foreign investment in particular and reversing many of the results of President Obama’s thaw in relations between the two nations. The administration intends to keep the economic pressure on Cuba as an incentive to reform the country’s authoritarian government.
    On April 22 the Castroit regime estate security beat and detained Roberto Quiñones a CubaNet reported when he was covering a trial related to religious freedom, and fine him. On August 7 he was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to pay the fine. He appealed the sentenced but it was confirmed and the regime will through him in jail September 9.

    The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) criticized the Castroit regime and ordered it to suspend the punishment and “not continue to overrun human rights.”

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    Police Take the Journalist Roberto Quinones to Prison
    Police Take the Journalist Roberto Quinones to Prison – Translating Cuba


    Roberto de Jesús Quiñones was taken to prison on September 11, 2019. (Cubanet

    Translator: Sheilagh Herrera

    14ymedio, Havana, September 11, 2019 — The journalist Roberto Quiñones was arrested this Wednesday and driven to jail by the police, after he didn’t report on September 5 to the provincial prison of Guantanamo to complete a one-year sentence.

    Three National Revolutionary Police (PNR) agents arrived at Quiñones’s house after four in the afternoon and arrested him, as his wife Ana Rosa Castro detailed to the information website Cubanet.

    “Roberto was prepared. He had his things gathered, so they wouldn’t delay in taking him. They told him that he had the right to a phone call, that way he would give me the details of his exact location. Later they informed me that they took him to the provincial prison,” added Ana Rosa.

    Recently, Quiñones had announced that he would not report voluntarily to the prison. “The president of the court that sanctioned me and the judges of the provincial court that did the other setup of a staging of a supposed act of justice, insisted that I am a dangerous citizen, I have thought that in that case the best thing is to wait for them to come arrest me in my own house,” he argued.
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    Roberto is a lawyer and he knows he did not break the law. He was arrested by the regime police and drove to the station. He says that this was abuse and then“the officer hit me so hard that I was bleeding by the time we arrived. The officer even ruptured one of my eardrums. I was in such bad shape that the station chief told them to take me to the hospital.” The officer said I had resisted arrest. He was sentenced by the regime kangaroo court to one year in prison, which was enforced on September 11.

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    Roberto, as a lawyer, have continued defending opposition members and human rights activists. The regime is worried about the independent journalists, duo to the fact that many young people have joined their cause. And a number of journalists are tired of working for the regime media. He says that “I'll keep fighting for my ideals in Cuba, no matter the cost.” Roberto is a man of great moral character.

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    Political arrests in socialist Cuba during September nearly doubled previous month, highest number all year
    Political arrests in socialist Cuba during September nearly doubled previous month, highest number all year | Babalu Blog

    October 3, 2019 by Alberto de la Cruz



    Cuba’s socialist dictatorship carried out 481 political arrests on the island during the month of September, nearly double the 267 political arrests recorded in August. This makes September’s political arrests the highest number recorded so far this year.

    This is what socialism looks like in Cuba. This is socialism in action.

    Via Martí Noticias:

    OCDH: September was the month with the highest number of arrests this year

    The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) headquartered in Madrid announced on Wednesday that the government of Miguel Diaz-Canel nearly doubled the number of arbitrary arrests in September, so far the month with the most repression this year.

    There were 267 arrests in August. In September, the network of OCDH observers on the island documented at least 481 arbitrary arrests, mostly in the provinces of Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Villa Clara. The number is the highest monthly total seen this year.

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    The regime continues to repress and punish the dissidents. Beside the arbitrary arrest it use other repressive tactics, including beatings, public shaming, travel restrictions, and termination of employment against critics. It is ironic that the Castroit regime is a current member of the Human Rights Council for the 2017-2019 period. The fox guarding the hen house.

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    A jailed Cuban activist is in grave danger. He must be released.
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    Cuban opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer in Havana in May 2016. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

    By Editorial Board
    November 8, 2019 at 10:31 a.m. PST

    IN HIS many videos on social media. José Daniel Ferrer appears as a robust and determined activist for democracy in Cuba, heading a group named the Patriotic Union of Cuba, or UNPACU. But in a short prison visit on Thursday, more than a month after Mr. Ferrer was detained Oct. 1 by authorities, his family says they saw a broken man, hunched over, having lost half his weight, covered in bruises. He was barely able to speak but told them hastily he has been threatened that he will not leave prison alive.

    This horrific scene is cause for alarm, outrage and international protest. Mr. Ferrer is a leading opposition voice to the Cuban regime. He previously served several years in prison after the 2003 Black Spring” arrests of the followers of Oswaldo Payá, champion of the Varela Project, a citizen initiative calling for a referendum on democracy in Cuba. Mr. Ferrer founded UNPACU in his hometown of Santiago de Cuba after his release, and he has been tireless and unrelenting in his pursuit of human rights and in his criticism of the authoritarian regime established by Fidel Castro six decades ago.
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    José Daniel Ferrer, ex-political prisoner of the Black Spring, the 2003 crackdown on Cuban dissidents, was arrested on October 1 and his family has only been able to visit him once very briefly. The Castroit tyrannical regime is killing him slowly, like it has done with other opposition leaders.

    Amnesty International on November 5 demanded the Cuban regime explain the charges against José Daniel Ferrer, who was arrested a week ago, or release him from jail. The international community should demand the immediate, unconditional release of Jose Daniel Ferrer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    José Daniel Ferrer, ex-political prisoner of the Black Spring, the 2003 crackdown on Cuban dissidents, was arrested on October 1 and his family has only been able to visit him once very briefly. The Castroit tyrannical regime is killing him slowly, like it has done with other opposition leaders.

    Amnesty International on November 5 demanded the Cuban regime explain the charges against José Daniel Ferrer, who was arrested a week ago, or release him from jail. The international community should demand the immediate, unconditional release of Jose Daniel Ferrer
    The Cuban government attacks its most notable political prisoner in unusual editorial
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    By Nora Gámez Torres
    November 20, 2019

    Amid an international campaign for the release of a dissident, Granma, Cuba´s Communist Party newspaper, dedicated an unusual editorial on Wednesday to attacking the country’s best-known political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer, and the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

    Under the governments of Fidel and Raúl Castro and their current successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel, the names of very few dissidents and members of the opposition have ever appeared on state media, an attempt to deprive them of public visibility. But the intense international campaign, with calls from Amnesty International, regional organizations and politicians from several countries to release Ferrer, seems to have forced the government to respond with accusations of its own directed against a frequent target: the United States.

    Granma accused the U.S. of leading “a new slander and discredit campaign against Cuba,” using “the arrest of the counterrevolutionary José Daniel Ferrer” as a pretext. The unsigned editorial said Ferrer was “a salaried agent serving the United States, with a long history of provocative actions against public order and legality.”
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    The Castroit tyrannical regime is extremely worry by the international campaign for the release of the dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer. It had mounted a political campaign to discredit and damage his reputation and justify his imprisoning for over a month without charges. In the meantime it is severely punishing Ferrer in prison to get rid of him one way or another.

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    Cuban Government "Whitewashes" Spying Against Its Citizens, Claims Human Rights Group
    Cuban Government "Whitewashes" Spying Against Its Citizens, Claims Human Rights Group – Translating Cuba

    14ymedio, Havana, December 4, 2019 — There were at least 218 arbitrary arrests in Cuba during the month of November, a month which also saw the publishing of a Decree that legalizes or “whitewashes” spying on citizens, claimed the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights in its most recent report published this Tuesday.

    Havana, Matanzas, Villa Clara, and Santiago de Cuba were the provinces that were most affected by the arrests, said the organization headquartered in Madrid, adding that “dozens of those affected were also violently arrested, fined, and threatened by police.”

    The majority of those arrested “were trying to perform political activities the headquarters of their organizations, attend Mass, or travel to another province or municipality of the country.” Many others were “besieged in their homes to prevent them from going out to the street during celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana.”
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    The Castroit tyrannical regime is the only one in the Americas that prohibit peaceable public demonstrations. Prominent activist leaders have been arrested or prohibited from leaving their homes, before and during public demonstrations. The Ladies in White continuous to be harass and detained by the regime when going to mass on Sunday.

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