Organizations denounce numerous arbitrary arrests, restrictions and Internet service cuts that aim to prevent demonstrations against police violence in Cuba

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Cuba: Writers and artists remain threatened and imprisoned two months after protests

In the two months since historic mass demonstrations swept through Cuba on July 11, drawing national and international attention to the island’s deteriorating sociopolitical conditions, there have been at least 39 documented arrests of artists related to the protests, four of whom were subjected to trial without a jury.

Women use their phones in a street in Havana, Cuba, 14 July 2021, YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images

Cuba passes regulations criminalizing online content, further restricting internet access

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the enactment of new telecommunications regulations in Cuba that will further censor information on the island, and called for their immediate repeal.

International organisations reiterate concern over the Cuban government’s repressive response one month after the July 11 protests

One month after the massive protests in Cuba on July 11, we as human rights organizations reiterate our concern over the government’s repressive response. This response has resulted in serious human rights violations against protestors and further polarization among different segments of the population. It has also made dialogue and openness to listening to and addressing social demands impossible once again.