Cuba: Close to 400 political arrests on the island in March

This last month, the Cuban people received no reprieve from the Castro machine of repression. Two independent dissident organizations on the island recorded nearly 400 politically motivated arrests in the month of March. These blatant human rights violations took place in spite of the supposed kindler, gentler nature of Raul Castro’s dictatorship being promoted by international journalists and “Cuba Experts.”

Uncommon Sense has the report:

2 Cuban human rights groups report more than 350 political arrests in March

In a country like Cuba, under the iron rule of a ruthless dictatorship, it is impossible to quantify the repression, since it is part of the the regime’s governing strategy to make sure it is not held accountable for how it treats the people.

Fortunately, in Cuba there are at least two opposition organizations — the Hablemos Press news agency and the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation — that each month break the dictatorship’s blockade on information about repression on the island by releasing statistics and other details about politically motivated arrests.

Hablemos Press reported 394 arrests in March, bringing the total for the year to 1,167. (In all of 2012, there were 5,503 arrests.)

The human rights commission reported 354 arrests. That’s the lowest monthly total since November 2011 when there were 257 arrests, but the commission said there is nothing to suggest that this is the beginning of a downward trend in repression.

So far in 2013, the commission has reported 1,222 arrests, compared to 6,602 arrests in all of last year.

Their exact counts usually differ — there are several but ultimately irrelevant reasons for that — but the bottom line is the same: Repression in Cuba continues unabated, belying those who believe that “reforms” are taking hold on the island.

Each politically motivated arrest, each act of repression, is enough proof of that.

(Click on the links above for details on each recorded arrest.)

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1 thought on “Cuba: Close to 400 political arrests on the island in March”

  1. I wonder how many maple suckers have paid the Stalinist regime for tickets so far this year? I mean, aside from carelessly paying cult leaders and thugs millions a year to view their aberrational tyranny and their criminal destruction of a country as if it a dystopia was a theme park that warranted on entrance fee (don’t forget your Che t-shirts on your way home too), communists are also putting such great shows of oppression lately. Along with the gloomy and crumbling city they could also take pictures of such events and examine the beautiful color composition.

    But of course, these immoral and complicit faggots go to Castroland expecting capitalistic accommodations – or accommodations known locally as “at party member level” or “from another era”.

    The Canadians could not care less they finance criminals who have mass murdered, imprisoned, ransacked an entire population, and forced people into misery at gun point for the sake of their egotistical and useless control but God forbid the water in that hotel shower is cold, the internet connection goes down, or that some kid robs their sun glasses…

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