Former Cuban prisoners of conscience arbitrarily detained
Former Cuban prisoners of conscience arbitrarily detainedDaughter tweeted tonight about her dad's arbitrary detention at the hands of State Security along with three other activists
Tonight Sayli Navarro reported on detention of four activists
The total number of Cubans arbitrarily detained in 2012 is greater than the totals for 2010 and 2011 combined. The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Tuesday reported a total of 6,035 detentions so far in 2012. The arbitrary detentions of nonviolent activists in Cuba can be expected to continue and increase as International Human Rights Day (December 10) approaches.
Tonight over the course of four hours Sayli Navarro, the daughter of former prisoner of conscience Felix Navarro, lost contact with her father and an hour later began to tweet as new details emerged. The worry that his disappearance caused, of what could be happening to him along with other activists and the knowledge that they must have been taken by State Security. She reported how her father must have been detained along with other former prisoners of conscience Librado Linares, Ivan Hernandez Carillo and Sakharov prize winner Guillermo Fariñas because their whereabouts were unknown and their cell phones were not functioning.
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