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Daily Reports For July, 2021

Daily Report - July 31

Arbitrary Detention and Short Term Imprisonment

The government continues to employ arbitrary detention to harass and intimidate critics, independent activists, political opponents, and others. From January through August 2020, there were 1,028 arbitrary detentions, according to the Cuban Human Rights Observatory, a Madrid-based human rights organization.

Security officers rarely present arrest warrants to justify detaining critics. In some cases, detainees are released after receiving official warnings, which prosecutors can use in subsequent criminal trials to show a pattern of “delinquent” behavior.

Detention or the threat of detention is often used to prevent people from participating in peaceful marches or meetings to discuss politics. Detainees are often beaten, threatened, and held incommunicado for hours or days. Police or state security agents routinely harass, rough up, and detain members of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco)—a group founded by the wives, mothers, and daughters of political prisoners—before or after they attend Sunday mass.

In May, activist and lawyer Enix Berrio Sardá was detained for violating Covid-19-related movement restrictions, when he was presenting a constitutional challenge to Decree-Law 370/2018.

In June, authorities detained or threatened to detain scores of people to prevent a demonstration against police violence in Havana. Police harassed at least 80 people, calling them or showing up at their homes to warn them not to attend the protest. In some cases, officers waited outside people’s homes all day on the day of the protest to prevent them from leaving. At least 50 people were arrested while trying to head to protest sites and temporarily detained. Some were accused of “spreading the epidemic.”

On September 8, authorities detained or threatened to detain scores of people across the country to suppress pro-democracy protests planned to coincide with an important religious festival. Journalists and pro-democracy activists reported police stationed outside their homes that morning, and opposition groups reported scores of people detained, including José Daniel Ferrer, founder and leader of the Cuban Patriotic Union, the main opposition party and largest and most active pro-democracy group on the island.

Our Response:

Right now, we have Americans being held in prison for January 6th demonstrations. They are being held without comment. Why is this any different than what is happening in Cuba? Very dangerous. And 90 ,miles away, he truth is, the Cuban people are at risk every single day. at the whims of their Communist leadership. . 

Daily Report - July 30

The Cuban government represses and punishes dissent and public criticism. Tactics against critics include beatings, public shaming, travel restrictions, short-term detention, fines, online harassment, surveillance, and termination of employment.

Each Day, through the first week in August, we will explore each of the following topics: 7/31 - Arbitrary Detention and Short Term Imprisonment, 8/1 - Freedom of Expression, 8/2 - Political Prisoners, 8/3 - Travel Restrictions, 8/4 - Prison Conditions, 8/5 - Labor Rights, 8/6 - Human Rights Defenders, 8/7 - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 8/8 - COVID 19, 8/9 - Key International Actors.

Daily Report - July 29

Camila Cabello is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of ongoing protests in Cuba

The singer took to her TikTok over the weekend to share a lengthy video in which she discussed her support for people protesting the country’s Communist regime, noting that she herself is Cuban and has family members currently on the island. 

"As you guys know, I’m Cuban Mexican, well, I don’t know if you know that, but, I’m Cuban Mexican. My mom is Cuban, I lived and was born in Cuba and so this movement is really important to me as I still have family on the island and I hear my cousins and my mom talk about what’s going on on the island," she began her post

"I’ve heard it pretty much all my life, but it’s gotten really bad. A lot of people think the protests are about a lack of COVID resources and medicine, which is really just the latest layer in a 62-year-old story of a Communist regime and a dictatorship," she explains. "For 62 years Cuban people have been living under oppression. What started out as a socialist ideal of free healthcare, free education and food for all turned into present-day Cuban people have to wait hours in line at the grocery store to come in and find that basic staples like beans and rice are ten times more than what the average even medical doctor in Cuba can afford."

Our Response:

People like Camila actually know what is happening in Cuba. They do not have biased political agendas as many politicians and media members have. The truth is coming out and it won't stop until Cuba is free!

Announcement - July 29

Cuba Wins is happy to announce that Night Shade Lounge is the "Official Meeting Spot" for Cuba Wins, its partners, founders and contributors. Future events, parties and get-togethers will be held there for all to enjoy while we are doing what has to be done to save our friends and families 90 miles away. Any time you're in the area, just stop in and let them know you're a supporter of Cuba Wins. You will be a special guest.   

Daily Report - July 28

(From Breitbart Magazine) - Tensions rose in front of the White House Sunday as a small group of socialists in defense of the Cuban communist regime attempted to confront a peaceful assembly in support of the rights of Cuban people.

Lilia Gort, who was participating in the much larger assembly against communism, came from Tampa, Florida, because, as she told Breitbart News, “We want freedom for our people in Cuba. The Cuban people don’t have any rights. We don’t have freedom of speech. It’s been like this for 61 years or more. The children don’t have any food. They don’t have medicine.”

“The people are being pulled out of their houses right now and they are being killed because on July 11, they went out on the streets to protest because they are tired of living in misery,” Gort continued, appearing to reference video footage smuggled out of Cuba of state security conducting door-to-door raids and shooting unarmed civilians in their homes, sometimes in front of their children.

“They are tired of not being able to speak and say what they want to say. They have no food. They have nothing,” Gort continued. “They need our help. They need President Biden to step up. … All we want is freedom. We don’t want no money. We don’t want COVID [coronavirus] shots. We need help. That’s what we want.”

Cuban-American Abraham Corces came from New York City to D.C. to protest in support “for the Cuban people and to ask for freedom.” Corces said, “I would like Sleepy Joe to wake up and see that communism and socialism is a failed system and our neighbors 90 miles away need our help right now, the same way we’ve helped many other nations.” (emphasis added)

Cuban-Americans calling for freedom created a living art piece representing what is happening in Cuba. The demonstration served as the background while speakers called for the end of the Castro Regime.

Our Response:

These are sincere Cuban people ready to risk their lives going to Washington. I hope Washington DC is listening because if they don't, the noise will just get louder and louder. 

Daily Report - July 27 

This is what it's all about. 

Protesters from across the U.S. converged in front of the White House Sunday night in an effort to get the Biden administration to take a firmer stance in its effort to support anti-government demonstrators in Cuba. 

The Biden administration has announced its support of the protesters and has also leveled sanctions. The Miami Herald reported that even the protesters had different expectations of what the word "more" actually meant. Some went as far as suggesting a military intervention.

Our Response:

The Cuban people have reached the point where they have nothing to lose under this briutal Communist regime. This video below is just the beginning.

Daily Report - July 26

US State Department - State Sponsors of Terrorism

Country Designation Date
Cuba January 12, 2021
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) November 20, 2017
Iran January 19, 1984
Syria December 29, 1979

Our Response:

Is there a Country you recognize here? And some politicians blame us for the terror and brutality that Cuba is responsible for? 

Daily Report - July, 25

"Plain clothes officers detain a protester during a protest in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, July 11, 2021.  

© 2021 Ramon Espinosa/AP Images 

This is what happens when you peacefully protest in Cuba. AP says, "detain". Maybe "attack" a better word? 

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