Over 641 Political Arrests in May

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
From EFE:

Dissident group: 641 political arrests during May in Cuba

The dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, or CCDHRN, reported Wednesday that in May there were at least 641 politically-motivated arrests on the communist island, almost double the number registered the previous month and the highest monthly total in the past 10 months.

"The current and palpable uptrend in indiscriminate and often violent political repression against women and men who are only intending to exercise basic civil and political rights in a completely peaceful way continues to be alarming," said the report on political repression put out each month by the CCDHRN.

The organization also said that, in May, 88 "peaceful opposition figures" were victims of physical attacks, vandalism, harassment and "acts of repudiation" attributable to the secret political police or State Security.