Rafael Vilches Proenza

Vilches Proenza is a novelist and poet whose work critical of the Cuban government. In 2021, he was briefly detained, interrogated, and threatened several times. In November, he was… More

Abu Duyanah Tamayo

A Muslim literary writer and poet, Tamayo has been a victim of multiple instances of harassment in Cuba. He claimed in a June 2022 interview that his internet access… More

Alejandro Guilleuma Ibáñez

Ibáñez was detained while demonstrating in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood, along with other artists, in October 2022. He remains in detention with no clear information about his sentence, final… More

Didier Almagro Toledo

Almagro, a "contestatory" rapper using his music to protest the government and reflect on political topics, was arrested at his home by state security agents following a protest in… More

María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez

Garrido was detained following her involvement in the 11J protests in Quivicán, Mayabeque along with her sister Angélica, and suffered a forced disappearance for 18 days. She was sentenced… More

Randy Arteaga Rivera

Arteaga, a rapper who has published songs on socio-political issues in Cuba, was arrested and detained during the 11J protests. In April 2022, he was sentenced to five years… More