Over 170 Political Arrests Last Weekend

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
According to Cuban independent journalists, over 170 pro-democracy activists were violently arrested by the Castro regime over the weekend.

The arrests were pursuant to various events commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the death -- by hunger strike -- of Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo and the 17th anniversary of the murder -- by Castro's Air Force -- of four young Brothers to the Rescue pilots.

Among those arrested were 56 members of the Ladies in White.

This repression was overlooked by foreign news bureaus in Havana, which instead focused on the closed proceedings of Castro's "National Assembly" and the formal granting of titles to the regime's most loyal subjects.