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Political arrests in Cuba continue at record-breaking pace as 1,120 arrests are reported in May

At the current rate of nearly 1,000 politically motivated arrests per month in 2014, Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship in on pace to record close to 12,000 arrests of dissidents and opposition members this year. That is approximately twice the amount of political arrests that broke records the previous two years and is an astounding sixfold increase over the number of arrests that took place in 2010, less than  four years ago.

Nevertheless, the propaganda campaigns in the U.S. continue in a despicable effort to portray the repressive Castro regime as a benevolent and reformed government the U.S. should unilaterally appease and treat as equals.

Repression by the numbers as compiled by the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation via the independent Cuban organization 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

1120

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

4,934
(5 mos)

Monthly Avg

173

344

550

536

987

Quarterly Avg

285 (Q4)

446 (Q4)

798 (Q1)

931 (Q4)

970 (Q1)

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