The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) was established in Miami in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba with zero tolerance to Human Rights abuses. FHRC seeks to empower human rights defenders and activists who are working for change in Cuba through non-violent means. These include prisoners of conscience and their families, independent journalists, legal defense, bloggers and any marginalized sector of the society. FHRC feels a profound responsibility to support and empower the Cuban civil society in its efforts to obtain this transition.
FHRC also maintains initiatives outside of Cuba to promote efforts by Cuban Civil Society within the Island, including fundraising campaigns and raising awareness about conditions on the Island. FHRC feels a profound responsibility to support and empower Cuban Civil Society in its efforts to bring freedom and democracy to their country.
FHRC was co-founded by lifelong human rights advocate, Tony Costa. He began FHRC with a vision of bringing true reform to his native country – a Cuba embracing democracy, human rights, and free markets. Guided by Tony’s energy, passion, and commitment, FHRC continues to work tirelessly to promote human rights and civil society in his beloved birthplace.