March 12, 2008

Cuban regime is one of the cruelest in the planet

A Miami-based group that supports dissidents in Cuba says politically motivated arrests are on the upswing in the communist nation. The Cuban Democratic Directorate said that more than 350 political arrests occurred last year in Cuba. The group says since January, another 250 people have been detained.

The group receives its information directly from human rights activists on the island, including an umbrella group formed last May. The directorate receives U.S. funding. The organization said it is also concerned about more than a dozen prisoners who died in Cuban jails last year due to guard beatings, lack of medical attention or suicide.

The Cuban regime is one of the cruelest in the planet, all the world must pressure for democratic changes in the island.

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