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In April there were at least 338 arbitrary detentions in Cuba

In April there were at least 338 arbitrary detentions in Cuba / 14ymedio
Posted on May 6, 2015

14ymedio, 5 May 2015 – During the month of April, at least 33 arbitrary
detentions were recorded in Cuba, according to the report released
Monday by the National Cuban Commission for and National
Reconciliation (CCDHRN). Although the figure represents a decrease
compared with 610 cases recorded the previous month, the organization
warns of increased against opponents.

The CCDHRN especially condemns the assaults against members of the
opposition group Ladies in White, which have intensified in recent
weeks, with dozens of arrests every Sunday.

Throughout the month of April, the organization headed by Elizardo
Sanchez also recorded 101 cases of victims of other forms of political
repression on the Island, generally directed by the political secret
police (physical attacks, harassment, vandalism and acts of repudiation).

The CCDHRN mentioned the incidents that occurred in the forums parallel
to the Summit of the Americas in Panama, when representatives of
pro-government organizations confronted dissidents. The “ruling
totalitarian regime in Cuba showed its true face, beyond speeches and
empty promises, and its decision to continue imposing the ruinous model
of the [Communist] party and unique thinking,” explains the group in a
statement.

“We continue have the worst situation in the entire hemisphere and our
forecast is that there will be no improvements in the near future,
unless some kind of legal and political miracle happens in our country,”
the statement said.

The CCDHRN also demands an investigation into the murder of Yunieski
Martinez, age 30, in the province of Matanzas, who was shot despite
being unarmed, and holds an official of the Ministry of Interior
responsible for the death.

Source: In April there were at least 338 arbitrary detentions in Cuba /
14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/in-april-there-were-at-least-338-arbitrary-detentions-in-cuba-14ymedio/

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