909 political arrests in Cuba for October, an 18-month high
The Castro dictatorship in Cuba continues its brutally repressive crackdown on dissidence with 909 politically motivated arrests documented on the island in the month of October alone. This figure is an 18-month high in political arrests on the island, eclipsed only by the almost 1,200 arrests that took place last March right before and during the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba.
While the press and "Cuba Experts" continue to tout and promote the so-called reforms of Cuba's apartheid dictatorship, it is obvious that the exact opposite is taking place. With political cover being provided by journalists and its defenders, the Castro regime has apparently become more emboldened, embarking on a vicious campaign to increase violence and oppression on its political opponents.
909 ILLEGAL POLITICAL DETENTIONS IN CUBA ONLY IN OCTOBER, ACCORDING TO A HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
Havana/Santiago de Cuba/Santa Clara/Perico - November 1, 2013. The monthly report from the most prestigious Human Rights organization present in Cuba, the only one on the island that belongs to the International Federation of human rights (FIDH), the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), confirms that the repression in Cuba continues an accelerated scale of cases to reach an annual record in 2013 and the highest in 18 months, comparable only to the month of March, 2012, with the repression that took place facing the papal visit.
"An unacceptable and unjustified increase of police violence and rapid response brigades brutal, physical" has been given against peaceful dissidents, indicated in its report of the CCDHRN President Elizardo Sánchez.
"While the regime of the Castro brothers and the ultra repressive minority front (that soon will be 55 years in power), fail to respect civil and political rights and other fundamental rights, which continue to violate systematically, and persist in maintaining the criminalization of such rights, it is obvious that we will continue to suffer high levels of political and social repression in parallel to the worsening of the economic situation to the increasing of poverty and hopelessness of the large majorities who struggle to survive on a monthly salary average lower than $20, one of the lowest in the world.", according to the report.
"From the moral, legal and political point of view, the greater responsibility for this downward spiral of repressive violence corresponds to the top ruler and the heads of the powerful bodies of political repression and intimidation, guilty of real crimes of hatred under the pretext of protecting national security and the «public order".
4540 (partial 10 months)