Nearly 600 political arrests in Cuba during July, more than 3,000 for the year

American tourists have joined the millions of other foreign tourists flooding apartheid Cuba this year with their cash and their radical notions of freedom and liberty. According to President Obama and proponents of lifting sanctions against the corrupt and brutally repressive Castro regime, this was supposed to make the Cuban dictatorship a kinder and gentler dictatorship.

Well, I think we have all seen how well that plan has worked out.

Karina Martin in PanAm Post:

Cuban Dictatorship Outdoes Itself, Breaks Record for Arbitrary Monthly Arrests

The number of arbitrary arrests in Cuba has reached a record high over the last nine months, according to The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation.

Last July, the Cuban regime made 575 “arbitrary political motions of peaceful dissidents”, equivalent to 200 arrests more than the previous month.

The report also found that in 32 of the cases of harassment, intimidation and repudiation, 13 physical attacks were “executed or orchestrated by the secret police.”

Additionally, the Commission recorded at least 12 incidents of “retention” in which people were held at the airport. The Ministry of Interior reportedly justified those actions by claiming that they “comply with higher orders” or by explaining that the names appear on a “black list.”

“The Government is systematically seeking to block the right of its opponents to travel through the use of force, primarily to Latin American countries, in order to attend conferences related to the development of civil society,” the Commission said.

With records from last July, cases of political arrest increased to 3,195. However, the Cuban regime denied that there are political prisoners on the island. According to the Raúl Castro’s regime, there are only inmates for common crimes, who he considers dissidents “counterrevolutionaries” and “mercenaries.”

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  1. Justin Trudeau could not be reached for comment. Actually, he could be, but why would he comment on something so trivial to him and to Canadians in general?

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