José Luis García Paneque

José Luis García Paneque

Dr. García Paneque was arrested in a 2003 roundup of dissidents known as the Black Spring and sentenced to 24 years in prison. He was released in 2010 after… More

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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

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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

Nedim Yasar

On November 20, 2018, Yasar died after he was shot leaving the launch of his memoir Roots on his life as the founder of a gang who left in… More

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Fernando Villavicencio

In April 2017, Villavicencio, a journalist and author, sought asylum in Peru due to threats against him and his family, and a pre-trial detention order alleging he leaked documents… More

Juan Pablo Barrientos

Juan Pablo Barrientos

In October 2019, after he published Let the Little Children Come to Me, Barrientos was accused of defamation by members of the Catholic Church. During two trials, sales of… More

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Ante Tomić

In November 2019, Tomić, a writer and journalist, was ordered to pay 15,000 HRK (US$ 4,300) in psychological damages, plus legal fees, to the Minister of Culture after publishing… More

Jorge Olivera Castillo

Jorge Olivera Castillo

Journalist Castillo was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2003, and wrote poetry and fiction while in prison. He was released after 18 months due to health. After… More

Nonardo Perea

Perea is a novelist, columnist, and multidisciplinary artist who was forced into exile by the government. They have faced police interrogations and a formal warning issued preventing them from… More

Ileana Álvarez

Ileana Álvarez

The founder of a feminist magazine, Álvarez faced consistent government harrassment for her work, which centers on highlighting issues of gender violence in Cuba. She and her husband, prominent… More