Cuba: Writers and artists remain threatened and imprisoned two months after protests

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Women use their phones in a street in Havana, Cuba, 14 July 2021, YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images

Cuba passes regulations criminalizing online content, further restricting internet access

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the enactment of new telecommunications regulations in Cuba that will further censor information on the island, and called for their immediate repeal.

International organisations reiterate concern over the Cuban government’s repressive response one month after the July 11 protests

One month after the massive protests in Cuba on July 11, we as human rights organizations reiterate our concern over the government’s repressive response. This response has resulted in serious human rights violations against protestors and further polarization among different segments of the population. It has also made dialogue and openness to listening to and addressing social demands impossible once again.

Riot police patrol the streets after a demonstration against the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, in Arroyo Naranjo Municipality, Havana, Cuba, 12 July 2021, YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images

Journalists detained and harassed, internet disrupted amid Cuban protests

Cuban authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all detained journalists, stop disrupting internet access in the country, and allow the press to cover protests freely.