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Over 900 political arrests in Cuba during April, Castro regime on pace to double number of detentions

With just one-third of the way through 2014, Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship is on pace to almost double the number of political arrests on the island this year. According to the independent Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, 905 politically motivated arrests of dissidents and opposition members took place and were documented on the island during the month of April. This brings the year-to-date total of documented political arrests in Cuba to 3,814 and a monthly average of detentions of 954 arrests.

At this pace, the Castro regime will come very close to doubling the already record-breaking political arrest numbers recorded in Cuba during 2012 and 2013.

Keep in mind that all of this is taking place while Cuba's dictator, Raul Castro, is being touted as a "reformer" by the "Cuba Experts" as well as the international press.

Here are the numbers via UNPACU:

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Political arrests in Cuba since January 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

 905

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 Total

2.074

4.123

6.602

6.424

3.814
(4 mos)

Monthly Avg

173

344

550

536

954

Quarterly Avg

285 (Q4)

446 (Q4)

798 (Q1)

931 (Q4)

970 (Q1)

 

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