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Over 800 political arrests in Cuba during March raises tally to almost 3,000 for the year

Cuba's repressive apartheid Castro dictatorship may be the darling of the media elite and a wet dream for the American left, but for Cubans, it is brutal. Which brings up an interesting question: If thousands of Cubans are violently arrested and imprisoned every year for challenging the Castro tyranny and no one is around to hear it, did their screams of terror and pleas for help from the international community actually make a sound?

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Cuba: Over 810 Political Arrests in March

The Cuban Commission for Human Rights (CCHR) has documented 813 political arrests by the Castro regime during the month of March 2014.

This brings the tally of political arrests for the first quarter of 2014 up to 2,909.

These are only political arrests that have been thoroughly documented. Many more are suspected.

More "reform" you can't believe in.

Repression by the Numbers via UnPaCu (the Cuban Patriotic Union), an independent pro-democracy organization on the island:

Documented cases of individuals arrested or indicted for political reasons since 2010:
 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

January

117

268

631

364

1.052

February

235

390

604

504

 1.051

March

83

264

1.158

354

806

April

162

244

402

366

May

120

349

423

375

June

104

212

427

180

July

125

251

406

233

August

184

243

521

547

September

90

563

533

708

October

310

286

520

909

November

244

257

410

761

December

300

796

567

1.123

Annual Totals

2.074

4.123

6.602

6.424

2.909
(3 months)

Monthly Average

173

344

550

536

970

Peak Quarter

285 (Q4)

446 (Q4)

798 (Q1)

931 (Q4)

970 (Q1)

 

1 comment to Over 800 political arrests in Cuba during March raises tally to almost 3,000 for the year

  • asombra

    Nobody cares. If they're ignoring killing of young people in Venezuela, why would they bother over arrests?