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Jan. 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Turkey: HRF Condemns Three-Month Extension to the State of Emergency

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NEW YORK (January 10, 2017) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns the Turkish parliament’s decision to extend the state of emergency in Turkey for three additional months. The extension was approved on January 3 after a New Years Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul that killed 39 people. 

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Dec. 19, 2016 |

Cuba: El Sexto’s International Lawyer Expelled from Cuba After False Detention and Interrogation

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NEW YORK (December 19, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest, harassing interrogations, and forcible deportation of American attorney Kimberley Motley from Havana, Cuba. Motley was in Cuba for three days as the international attorney for political prisoner Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, a celebrated Cuban artist imprisoned since Castro’s death more than twenty-one days ago. 

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Dec. 16, 2016 | Press Releases

URGENT: Kimberley Motley, El Sexto’s Lawyer, Arrested in Cuba, and Taken to Unknown Location

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NEW YORK (December 16, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest of American attorney Kimberley Motley in Havana, Cuba, at 4:09 p.m. today. Motley is in Cuba as the international attorney for political prisoner Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, a celebrated Cuban artist imprisoned since Castro’s death twenty-one days ago.

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Dec. 16, 2016 | Press Releases

HRF to Cuba: Allow El Sexto to Meet With His International Lawyer

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NEW YORK (December 16, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) demands the Cuban government to allow international attorney Kimberley Motley to verify the location, charges, and conditions of imprisonment of prominent Cuban artist and activist Danilo Maldonado, also known as El Sexto. Yesterday, Motley tried to visit Maldonado at his last known detention site, Havana’s El Combinado del Este maximum security prison. Motley was barred from seeing Maldonado, and was denied access to basic information regarding official charges. Today, Motley plans to go to El Combinado del Este again to keep demanding access to Machado and his case file. She also plans to visit prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet, who was beaten and arrested for saying Fidel Castro was “hated” by the Cuban people during a telephone interview.

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