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Over One Thousand Arrests of Activists in May

Over One Thousand Arrests of Activists in May / 14ymedio
Posted on June 2, 2014

14ymedio, Havana, 2 June 2014 – In its latest report*, for the month of
May, the Cuban Commission for and National Reconciliation
reported 1,120 arrests of peaceful dissidents and activists. This figure
is one of the “highest in recent decades with regards to the number of
arrests for political reasons,” the document reports.

As an example, the report cites the case of Guillermo
Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for
of Thought, who has been every Monday over the last 19 weeks.
In the introduction to the list of detainees, the text reports an
increase in “repressive against citizens who dare to disagree
publicly.”

This report is prepared monthly by the Cuban Commission for Human Rights
and National Reconciliation, an independent organization led by Elizardo
Sanchez; the government of the island does not recognize the
organization in any legal way.

*Translator’s note: Although the report is in Spanish it is laid out in
such a way that an English-speaker reader can grasp the dates, places,
and names of those arrested.

Source: Over One Thousand Arrests of Activists in May / 14ymedio |
Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/over-one-thousand-arrests-of-activists-in-may-14ymedio/

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