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Marc R. Masferrer
I'm a career newspaper journalist. I also blog.
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Alexander Otero Rodriguez The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Uncommon Sense
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Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga Every day he is held in a Cuban prison without getting his day in court -- even if it is a Castro court -- is a day of torture for political prisoner Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga,... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Uncommon Sense
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Vladimir Ortiz Suarez Leonardo Paumier Ramirez The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Uncommon Sense
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Ernesto Tamayo Guerra Miguel Angel Tamayo Frias The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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Archbishop Bruno Musaro [View the story "Papal ambassador to Cuba delivers stinging rebuke of Castro dictatorship" on Storify] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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Reinier Mulet Levis Miguel Alberto Ulloa Ginar The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga, aka El Critico The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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Sandalio Mejias Zulueta The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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In only three years, the Patriotic Union of Cuba, or UNPACU, has grown to become one of the largest and most active opposition groups on the island. Which is why the Castro police on Sunday attacked UNPACU activists in Santiago... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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See below for update. The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Some of the UNPACU activists attacked on Sunday in Santiago de Cuba. (Photo via Ana Belkis Ferrer on Facebook.) [View the story "Another Sunday of repression in Santiago & elsewhere in Cuba" on Storify] Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Luis Enrique Labrador Diaz David Piloto Barcelo The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Juliet Michelena Diaz The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Mario Alberto Hernandez Leyva The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Angel Santiesteban-Prats From Reporters Withbout Borders: When detained Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from San Miguel del Padrón prison on 21 July, the authorities said he had escaped but his daughter managed to talk briefly with him in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Roberto Hernandez Barrios The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Alexis Guerrero Cruz, after he was beaten by Castro goons in December 2013. The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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UPDATED, Aug. 10, 2014 -- Alexander Fernandez Rico ended his hunger strike after prison officials told him he would be released in September, according to Hablemos Press news agency. |---| Cuban political prisoner Alexander Fernandez Rico, who has been left... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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The big spin on the latest report on political repression in Cuba is this: The number of politically motivated arrests -- at least 652 -- is the lowest monthly count since August 2013, suggesting maybe, just maybe a change is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Alan Gross, after 4 years in prison (Photo: BringAlanHome.org) The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Sonia Garro and Ramon Munoz The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Uncommon Sense