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Marc R. Masferrer
I'm a career newspaper journalist. I also blog.
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Ernesto Riveri 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... Continue reading
Posted 18 minutes ago at Uncommon Sense
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Vladimir Morera Bacallao On the brink of death after more than three months on hunger strike for his freedom, Cuban political prisoner Vladimir Morera Bacallao last week agreed to be fed by a tube after a visit from the Roman... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Uncommon Sense
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Yohannes Arce Cuban law school student and political prisoner Yohannes Arce, in jail since May 13, is set to stand trial Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to Cuban opposition activist Yusmila Reyna Ferrer. Anuncian juicio contra Yohanne Arce #UNPACU para el... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Vladimir Morera After almost two months on hunger strike, Cuban political prisoner Vladimir Morera is "gravely" ill, according to Cuban opposition activist Librado Linares Garcia. #CUBA El PP Vladimir Morera est n HH dd el 16 d Junio.Tiene la Presion... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 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 Sep 13, 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 Sep 9, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Bernardo Arevalo Padron Reporters Without Borders has the story of Bernardo Arevalo Padron: Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, an independent journalist based in Cienfuegos, 250 km southeast of Havana, said the police of pressured him to leave Cuba when they arrested him... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 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 Sep 6, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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The Cuban secret police and other security forces in August made at least 608 politically motivated arrests in August, according to the Hablemos Press news agency/human rights monitor. It was the lowest monthly count so far in 2014, but CIHPRESS... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Cuban police and security forces in August made at least 632 politically-motivated arrests across the island, according to an independent human rights monitor. That was the lowest monthly count so far in 2014 but enough to continue a torrid pace... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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Marcelino Abreu Bonora Lying, whether to the Cuban people or to the world, is a basic currency of the Castro dictatorship so it is no surprise that the regime broke a promise to release political prisoner Marcelino Abreu Bonora in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Uncommon Sense
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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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 30, 2014 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 Aug 28, 2014 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 Aug 28, 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 26, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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