political prisoners

Cubans Protest for Freedom of Hong Kong Political Prisoners

A coalition of Latin American anti-communist activists, including Cuban dissidents who suffer regular repression on the island, organized a multi-continental set of peaceful assemblies Thursday calling for the freedom of 47 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly violating an illegal “national security” law.

Berta Soler of the Ladies in White and former political prisoner Angel Moya conduct a home vigil in Cuba for 47 Hong Kong political prisoners, April 15, 2021

Amnesty International Admits to ‘Undermining’ Alexei Navalny in Prank Zoom Call

A pair of pro-Kremlin humorists who call themselves “Vovan and Lexus” on Thursday tricked top Amnesty International (AI) managers into admitting they “undermined” captive Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, and seriously damaged their own credibility, by stripping Navalny of his “prisoner of conscience” status this week after an intense pressure campaign orchestrated by Russian media operatives.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny looks on ahead of a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg on November 15, 2018. - ?Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny heads on November 15 to the European Court of Human Rights which will rule on whether his repeated arrests …

U.S. Navy Veteran Killed in Nicaragua Prison Riot

Nicaraguan-American dual national Eddy Montes Praslin was one of 18 imprisoned anti-government protesters killed or wounded on Thursday in a disturbance at the La Modelo prison near the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua. Montes was reportedly shot dead by prison guards in what U.S. Ambassador Kevin Sullivan called an “unjustifiable use of lethal force against an unarmed political prisoner.”

A sign reads "Eddy, Matagalpa shouts present, present, present" during the burial of Nicaraguan-US political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin, killed in a riot in La Modelo maximum security prison, in Matagalpa, about 124 km southeast of Managua, on May 19, 2019. (Photo by INTI OCON / AFP) (Photo credit should …

Cuban ‘Diplomat’ Mob Shouts Down U.N. Meeting on Political Prisoners

The Cuban delegation to the United Nations interrupted a meeting on the island’s ongoing imprisonment of political dissidents on Tuesday by shouting insults over the speakers, calling the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) a “puppet” of the United States and refusing to let participants express themselves.

Cuban diplomats at UN stage noisy protest at US event