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Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca has been detained for more than 100 days

"Journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, from the digital media outlet Delibera.org, has been detained for more than 100 days, with kidney problems and without adequate medical assistance, awaiting trial in the Combinado del Este Penitentiary center in Havana since June 15, 2021. Despite the fact that his wife requested a habeas corpus appeal on June […]

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Cuban journalist Camila Acosta besieged by state security for two months

“Independent journalist Camila Acosta, who is under State Security surveillance, showed on her social networks photos and videos of the agents trying to hide behind a tree in front of her house, so as not to be seen while checking the movements of the young woman. Acosta pointed out that on Sept.16 she will complete […]

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Family fears for life of Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca

"The life of independent journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca is in danger. Since the 15th of this month, he has been held incommunicado and under investigation in the headquarters of the political police known as Villa Marista, in Havana, where it is presumed he is being tortured and is on hunger strike. Valle Roca was […]

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ICLEP reports Cuban journalist Mary Karla Ares is being tortured in detention

“In the last three days, journalist [Mary Karla Ares from ICLEP] has been subjected to intense interrogation every five and ten minutes throughout the night with every intention of torturing her, preventing her from sleeping. 'Mary Karla is being subjected to psychological torture, they told me that they take her out every five minutes, every […]

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Venezuelan journalists detained for 24 hours while reporting in conflict zone

Updated entry: "However, this Thursday [April 1] Venezuelan journalists Luis Gonzalo Pérez and Rafael Hernández were released, more than 24 hours after they were detained. The alarms went off at night, after having lost communication with all of them. After more than 20 hours without communication, the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP, for its […]

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Six journalists from the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press are detained and threatened in Santa Clara

"On Monday [March 15], the repressive organs of the regime in Santa Clara raided the headquarters and confiscated the working equipment of the small newspaper 'Páginas Villareñas,' belonging to the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP, for its acronym in Spanish), based in Miami. [...] Reporters Leticia Torres, Raíza López, Yoandy […]

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'Wave of arrests' of journalists, human rights defenders and dissident artists reported in Cuba

“In the last 48 hours, agents of the State Security of the Ministry of the Interior of Cuba (Minint), a feared apparatus that acts as political police of the communist regime of Havana, unleashed a wave of arrests of opponents and human rights activists, sources of Cuban dissidence denounced today. The arrests were recorded as […]