Cuba: 504 political arrests recorded in February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but the Cuban dictatorship made the most of it by carrying out 504 politically motivated arrests throughout the island. Keep in mind this disturbingly high number of political arrests in only four weeks took place while everyone is talking about the incredible "reforms" of Raul Castro's dictatorship. Opposition members were arrested, women were beaten, dissident homes were attacked by government organized mobs, but according to the press and the "Cuba Experts," we are supposed to be discussing all the positive changes going on in Cuba.
Cuban human rights group reports at least 504 political arrests in February
Their intentions are equally honorable, but two human rights monitoring groups in Cuba can never agree precisely on how the bad the political repression is on the island.
Earlier, we reported that one group, the CIHPRESS news agency, had recorded 471 political arrests in February.
The same day CIHPRESS reported its findings, another organization, the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported there were at least 504 arrests last month.
The product of how difficult it is in Cuba to hold the government to account for its repression, it really is a difference without a distinction, as the trends reported by the two organizations is identicial: The repression is rising.
For details of the human rights commission's findings, go here.