Over 1,200 political prisoners in communist Cuba over the past year

July 11 protester Yoan de la Cruz and opposition leader Félix Navarro, both political prisoners

Political prisoners is not a bug of socialism, but a feature.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Prisoners Defenders reports 1,218 political prisoners in Cuba over the past 12 months

A total of 1,218 Cuban citizens have been imprisoned for political reasons since May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, according to the latest report by the Spanish organization Prisoners Defenders.

Currently, the list of political prisoners is at 1,015, the majority of which find themselves behind bars for reasons associated with the anti-government protests in July of 2021.

“The list has seen increases and decreases. Every month it becomes more difficult to find cases from July 11 due to four main factors: 1) the endemic lack of communication, 2) the diminution of civil society (the growing number of activists in prison), 3) the permanent presence of threats against family members, and 4) censorship of prosecution and court documents by attorneys,” said the report.

Prisoners Defenders claims that as a result of the repression during the July 11 protests, more than 5,000 people were arrested and 1,500 were charged.

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