30 March, 2020

EU-Cuba agreement under pressure as it approaches ratification

The agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba is approaching its final ratification, and Cuban activists call for its suspension due to repeated “human rights violations”. Since the provisional implementation of the agreement on November 1, 2017, “the political and human rights situation has worsened dramatically,” us diplomacy chief Mike Pompeo said in a letter to the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Pompeo called on Vilnius to “continue without ratifying” the pact to support “the hope of freedom, democracy and (…) […]
30 March, 2020

Achievements and challenges of Cuba Decide in the first quarter of 2020

In January, promoters from Cuba Decide launched a successful social media campaign called “100 days, 100 voices” with the aim of raising awareness and demanding the release of José Daniel Ferrer and the activists jailed with him. A monumental victory has been the successful completion of forcing the regime to release José Daniel Ferrer, Roilan Zárraga Ferrer, José Pupo Chaveco and Fernando González Vailant. On Friday April 3, Ferrer arrived at his home in Santiago de Cuba. The regime imposed […]
30 March, 2020

Cuban activists call on Lithuania to block EU pact with Havana

Cuban activists in Vilnius are calling for Lithuania to block the EU-Cuba pact signed in 2016. Only Lithuania is yet to ratify the deal. “Lithuanians are at the crossroads. You have the opportunity to give the same chance that Iceland provided you 30 years ago. You can give Cuba a chance of freedom,” Acha said. The parliamentary foreign affairs committee backed the ratification earlier this month, and the parliament is scheduled to vote on it during its upcoming spring session. […]
30 March, 2020

Petition delivered to the Spanish Congress in favor of political prisoners in Cuba

The promoters of Cuba Decide in Madrid summoned Cubans and people from all over the world to demand the immediate release of José Daniel Ferrer and the rest of the political prisoners on the Island. The petition collected citizens’ signatures and was delivered to all the parliamentary groups of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, demanding the freedom of political prisoners in Cuba.
30 March, 2020

Pompeo demands Cuba release dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer

Feb. 24 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded Cuba release human rights activists and dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, who was imprisoned by the Caribbean nation more than 100 days ago. In an open letter to Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla, Pompeo said the United States is joined by a chorus of others in demanding that they release Ferrer who has suffered more than five months of being “dragged, chained, beaten and burned at the hands of the regime, […]
30 March, 2020

Spox Vox: We Call on Cuba to Release Jose Daniel Ferrer From Prison

Today, I joined hundreds of other voices in calling for the release of Jose Daniel Ferrer as he endured 100 days in detention in Cuba. Source: U.S. Department of State
30 March, 2020

Cubans support José Daniel Ferrer throughout the country

Cubans throughout the island united in solidarity with José Daniel Ferrer, Roilan Zárraga Ferrer, José Pupo Chaveco and Fernando González Vailant. Thousands of people in Cuba, both activists and unorganized citizens, decided to demand the immediate release of activists and other political prisoners imprisoned by the dictatorship by gathering in public spaces. Since October, Ferrer’s release was a demand that united Cubans to demonstrate peacefully on the streets of different cities with flyers, posters and stickers that have been shared […]
26 March, 2020

Promoters of Cuba Decide report the violations against José Daniel Ferrer to the IACHR

The Citizen Report Center of the Foundation for Pan American Democracy, in collaboration with other organizations and individuals promoting the citizens’ initiative Cuba Decide, will present before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS. The coalition will address the sharpening of the patterns of persecution and harassment against activists and their families on the island, and the specific case of cruelty against José Daniel Ferrer by the authorities of the dictatorship. WHAT: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has […]
3 December, 2019

Anti-communist protests

November 8th, Washington DC The members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), with the support of their relatives, Cubans in the United States, Latin Americans exiled by dictatorial governments and civil society in general, demanded the release of José Daniel Ferrer and all political prisoners in a rally outside the Embassy of the Cuban regime in Washington DC. On the occasion of his arbitrary detention and the brutal torture at the hands of the regime of Raúl Castro and […]