Daniel Llorente

Report: Cuba Violently Forcing Hundreds of Dissidents into Exile

An over 200-page report published by a coalition of human rights NGOs Wednesday concluded “without fear of error” that Cuba has violently forced or threatened to force, “hundreds” of political dissidents into exile, in many cases buying them plane tickets and taking them to the airport at gunpoint.

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Cuba Violently Shuts Down ‘Illegal’ Gay Pride Parade

Cuba’s communist regime sent police to beat and violently haul away some of the estimated 300 people congregating in Havana Saturday for an “illegal” gay pride march, organized after the regime canceled the annual Castro-led “conga against homophobia.”

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Cuba Arrests U.S. Flag Protester for Trying to Help Tornado Victims

Police arrested Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who spent over a year imprisoned in a psychiatric facility for waving a U.S. flag at the 2017 communist May Day parade, on Sunday after he appeared in the devastated Havana neighborhood of Regla and attempted to provide aid to those affected by this month’s tornado.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

NGO: Cuba Doubled Political Prisoners in One Year

An NGO operating clandestinely in Cuba reported this week that the number of political prisoners held on the island doubled between April 2016 and April 2017, following reports of yet another mass arrest of dissidents at an airport in Havana.

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