Cuba: Political arrests down in June
In spite of the fact Cuba remains under the oppressive control of the tyrannical Castro dictatorship, politically motivated arrests were down in the month of June according to independent human rights organizations on the island. Since the Cuban dictatorship continues its half-century long policy of violent repression, this drop in arrests in a single month most likely holds little to no meaning. The fact remains that the Castro regime systematically and consistently violently oppresses opposition groups, most recently with stonings and bloody machete attacks.
Fewer political arrests in Cuba in June, but nothing has changed
The latest numbers compiled by two Cuba-based human rights groups reveal a noticeable drop in political arrests on the island in June.
The Hablemos Press news agency (CIHPRESS) reported 175 arrests, the first time this year the monthly census has dropped below 302 recorded in January.
And the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported 180 arrests, the lowest monthly total since September 2010 when there were 90 detentions.
What do the drops mean?
Maybe it's because many dissidents are traveling overseas, and the dictatorship doesn't want to give them any more credence by maintaining or worsening prior levels of repression.
Maybe anti-communist activists are being more circumspect with their activism and drawing less attention from the secret police.
Maybe the Castros' thugs are taking the summer off.
Maybe -- and I suspect this is the answer -- it doesn't mean a thing.
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