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4 July 2012 |

IAPA condemns harassment of journalists

The independent news agency Centro de Información Hablemos Press has complained of an increase in repression of its journalists.
17 May 2012 |

Hablemos Press journalist awaits 10th deportation to hometown

Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias recently reported, via Hablemos Press, that Havana was experiencing problems with its water supply.
17 April 2012 |

Released from Cuba's prisons, exiled journalists languish in Spain

Almost two years after the first crop of journalists arrived in Spain, the four who remain in the country are living under extremely difficult conditions, struggling even to feed themselves.
26 March 2012 |

Government must halt repression in advance of Pope's visit

Dissidents said that when they sought to exercise their basic rights to speak up about human rights concerns and hold rallies over the past few weeks, the authorities responded with beatings, detentions, harassment, and other repressive measures.
9 February 2012 |

Blogger denied travel to Brazil

It was, according to the blogger, the 19th time Cuban officials have turned down her request to leave the island. As in the past, officials gave no reason for the rejection.
11 October 2011 |

Hablemos Press journalist to be expelled from Havana yet again in new crackdown

Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is awaiting deportation from the capital for the ninth time in less than two years, to his hometown of Camagüey.
30 September 2011 |

IAPA condemns increased harassment of dissidents

IAPA laments the absence of solidarity of Latin American governments with the Cuban people.
8 September 2011 |

Authorities refuse to renew Spanish correspondent's work permit

Mauricio Vicent, correspondent for the Spanish newspaper "El País" and the Cadena Ser network, was told that the government would not renew his work permit because of his portrayal of a "partial and negative" image of the country.
3 June 2011 |

Six dissidents sentenced in summary trials

Four people have been sentenced in Havana for distributing pamphlets criticising Raúl and Fidel Castro, while two human rights defenders have been sentenced for "insulting national symbols" and "disorder" for public acts that they denied had taken place.
25 April 2011 |

News site journalists face arrest, intimidation during Communist Party Congress

At least 10 correspondents from the Havana-based news outlet Centro de Información Hablemos Press have been detained in police stations, put under house arrest or threatened with arrest.
11 April 2011 |

Ending dark era, Cuba frees last jailed journalist

CPJ expressed relief that Albert Santiago Du Bouchet Hernández has been freed, a milestone in an intensive, international advocacy effort led by the Catholic Church, the Spanish government and international rights groups.
9 March 2011 |

Last of Black Spring journalists freed; one reporter still jailed

Pedro Argüelles Morán, 62, is the third journalist of the Black Spring detainees to be permitted to remain in Cuba after rejecting exile to Spain as a condition for his release.
24 February 2011 |

Human Rights Watch urges government to stop arbitrary arrests of dissidents

The government arbitrarily detained at least 50 people leading up to the one-year anniversary of Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death, according to dissidents who spoke to the organisation.
23 February 2011 |

Two journalists still held after "Black Spring" journalist Iván Hernández's release

Iván Hernández is the second of the "Black Spring" journalists to be allowed to stay in the country following their release.
15 February 2011 |

Journalist released on parole, allowed to stay in country

Press reports indicate that Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez had balked at the government's offer to be released on parole, asking instead for a pardon.
7 February 2011 |

Jailed journalists begin hunger strikes

Pedro Argüelles Morán and Albert Santiago du Bouchet began their action nearly a year after the death in prison of dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo following a hunger strike.
28 January 2011 |

Journalist arrested twice in less than 24 hours

Guillermo Fariñas was held for seven hours at a police station in Santa Clara province, accused of "public scandal" following a street protest staged in solidarity with a family that has been evicted from its home.
16 December 2010 |

Like Nobel ceremony, Sakharov Prize ceremony has empty chair

Guillermo "El Coco" Fariñas Hernández has not been allowed to leave Cuba.
10 November 2010 |

Government breaks promise by keeping three "Black Spring" journalists in prison

The journalists still held are refusing to go into exile, which is the Castro regime's condition for their release.
14 October 2010 |

Cuba frees another journalist jailed in 2003 crackdown

Journalist Alfredo Felipe Fuentes was freed from prison and exiled to Spain as part of an agreement between the Havana government and the Catholic Church.

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