"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The funeral of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has taken place in Havana days after the prominent activist died in a car crash.
Hundreds attended the
Religious leaders and foreign diplomats were among scores of people who gathered in Havana to mourn the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya. The
Leader of the Christian Democratic Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya has died in a car crash on Sunday. He was travelling in the eastern Cuban province
They are no ordinary octogenarians.
And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel
Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome.
More than 150 anti-government protesters have
The Cuban authorities have detained dozens of dissidents over the weekend including around 70 members of the Ladies in White group.
The women were
Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.
Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list.
Cubans living in exile marked the upcoming International Human Rights Day on Friday by sailing a flotilla of boats about 20 kilometres off the coast
Cuban activist group ‘The Ladies in White’ have been prevented from marching to church by a pro-government mob.
Opponents shouted slogans and
Leaders of the Cuban dissident group the “Ladies in White” have met Catholic Church officials to seek their help over what they claim is violence and
Thirty-seven Cuban dissidents arrived in Spain on Friday as part of a deal brokered by the Catholic Church to free political prisoners.
The so-called Ladies in White dissidents and a US diplomat were surrounded by an angry mob after the dissident group held a protest to demand the
Police in Cuba have detained the former hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas on the anniversary of the death of a fellow dissident.
A well-known Cuban dissident has arrived home, after being freed from prison against his will.
Hector Maseda left jail with another dissident
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has been arrested for the second day in a row.
His mother, Alicia Hernandez, told the AFP news agency that police
His voice heard by a packed assembly, Guillermo Fariñas is awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, in
Cuba is preparing to free its longest-held political prisoner.
It is the latest in a wave of recent releases.
Adrian Alvarez has served 25 years
When Cuban dissidents are given the top EU human rights prize three times in the space of a few years, it sends a strong message to Havana.