From a dissident

This is significant, and good news, from the point of view of the prisoners and their families. But it is a political decision of the Cuban government, taken for short-term political motives, to have an immediate effect overseas, not in Cuba itself.Elizardo Sanchez, head of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights, in a telephone interview from Havana, on the release and forced deportation of 5 political prisoners and potentially 47 more in the coming months, Washington Post, July 7th, 2010.

(H/T Capitol Hill Cubans)