Writers at Risk Database

Abraham Jiménez Enoa

Journalist and essayist featured in Cuba en la encrucijada (Cuba at the crossroads), Jiménez Enoa was placed under 24-hour house arrest by state authorities twice, in August and December… More

Rafael Gabriel Almanza Alonso

Famed poet and Marxist intellectual Alonso has suffered political persecution for his openly anti-Castro views. Since he was first expelled from university in 1980, he has endured extreme censorship… More

Writers at Risk Database

Léster Luis González Pentón

González, co-founder of the Movement for Democracy, was arrested in a 2003 roundup of dissidents known as the Black Spring and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was… More

Writers at Risk Database

Raúl Rivero

Rivero was arrested in a 2003 roundup of dissidents known as the Black Spring and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in 2010 after multilateral talks… More

Maykel Castillo Pérez El Osokbo

Castillo Pérez faces frequent police harassment, including beatings and brief arbitrary detentions, for his activism and protest. He most recently was accused of aggravated contempt and spread of epidemics… More

Javier Moreno Díaz

In late 2018, Moreno Díaz, a poet, was repeatedly detained with other artists to prevent protests against the passage of Decree 349, which would require that all public exhibitions,… More