Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta

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For Cuban dissidents, prison is the only destination

January 11, 2011 10:14 AM ET

I was born beneath the yoke of a tyranny, now more than 50 years old, in which prison is the only destination for its deterrents. I first came across this destination in 1997, when I was sentenced to five...

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2 Cuban reporters freed, arrive in Madrid; 13 now released

August 19, 2010 3:45 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2010--Formerly imprisoned Cuban journalists Fabio Prieto Llorente and Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta arrived in Spain today, bringing to 13 the number of imprisoned reporters who were freed this year as part of an agreement between...

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CPJ holds Cuba responsible for welfare of jailed journalists

March 4, 2010 9:31 AM ET

New York, March 4, 2010—A week after the death of jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a journalist on a hunger strike is seriously ill while health conditions of imprisoned reporters remain dire. As the seventh anniversary of the massive crackdown on...

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UPDATED: Jailed Cuban journalist grows desperate

July 31, 2008 1:29 PM ET

On July 18, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta went on a hunger strike to demand better prison conditions. Three days later, he sewed his mouth shut to intensify his protest. This is not the first time that Herrera Acosta has self-mutilated...

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CPJ concerned about health of imprisoned Cuban journalist on hunger strike

July 30, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 30, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the health of imprisoned Cuban journalist Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 days to demand better prison conditions....

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2007 prison census: 127 journalists jailed

December 1, 2007 1:34 PM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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