For Cuba’s peaceful dissidents and human rights activists, Obama’s Hope and Change policy towards the island’s brutally repressive apartheid dictatorship has literally translated into Choke and Pain. From January of this year (less than two weeks after Obama’s announcement in December the U.S. would unilaterally surrender to the Castro regime’s demands) to June, Cuba’s totalitarian dictatorship has amassed nearly 3,000 violent arrests of dissidents. And this past month — the same month Obama announced he would restore diplomatic relations with the Castro dictatorship — Cuban State Security tallied 563 brutal arrests of peaceful dissidents.
How’s that for CHANGE you can believe in? ¡Gracias, Obama!
Cuban human rights group reports at least 563 political arrests in June
Cuban Damas de Blanco, or “Ladies In White,” march Sunday in Havana. The Damas are frequent targets for attacks by Cuban State Security and other pro-dictatorship thugs. (Photo by Angel Moya via Facebook).
There were at least 563 politically-motivated arrests of Cuban opposition activists in June, bringing the year to 2,822, according to the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation.
That’s 2,822 reasons the U.S. rapprochement with the Castro dictatorship is wrong.
That’s 2,822 reasons to not travel to Cuba.
That’s 2,822 reasons to not give up the struggle for freedom for all Cubans.
As the Obama administration concedes to the regime whatever it has to concede, the Castro dictatorship and its secret police each day — especially on Sundays — unleashes some of the most vicious repression of government opponents found in the world.
Clearly, the Obama administration appeasement of the regime has not made a difference in the lives of Cubans.
For details on each release in June, read this.