Contrary to the media’s claims of “reform” and “change” in socialist Cuba, the communist Castro regime remains a brutally repressive dictatorship. The Cuban dictatorship continues to violently oppress and imprison dissidents who dare oppose their totalitarian rule.
While the media and “experts” are busy trying to interpret pointless decrees coming out of Cuba’s Communist Party, the Castro dictatorship continues imprisoning the opposition.
Amnesty International names five new political prisoners in Cuba
Amnesty International named five new prisoners of conscience in Cuba on Monday and said their detention underscored how the presidential handover last year from Raul Castro had not changed the Communist-run country’s repressive tactics.
Amnesty said there were likely many more Cubans who had been detained for peacefully expressing their views whose cases it was a challenge to document because authorities deny access to international rights groups.
All of the prisoners it listed were associated with opposition organizations in the one-party state.
Cuban authorities do not comment on police activity such as the detention of dissidents, who have limited support inside the island, and dismisses them as a tiny minority of provocateurs financed by the United States to subvert the government.
“For decades, Cuba has stifled freedom of expression and assembly by locking up people for their beliefs and opposition to the government,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
“Over the years, the names of Cuba’s prisoners of conscience have changed, but the state’s tactics have stayed almost exactly the same,” she added.
Many Cuban activists and independent journalists are complaining of growing harassment.
They say that is a sign the government is nervous because the launch of mobile internet last December has given them more of a public platform and ability to mobilize at a time of heightened political and economic tension.
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