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Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces 845 Arbitrary Arrests in July

Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces 845 Arbitrary Arrests in July / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 5 August 2016 – The Cuban Commission on Human Rights
and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) recorded at least 845 arrests
during the month of July in Cuba, according to a report issued this
Friday. This figure represents an increase from the prior month when
there were 498 cases.

The organization notes its concern with the situation of Guillermo
Fariñas, on a hunger and thirst strike since 20 July, as well as that of
other activists who are also fasting.

Compared to the month of June, there was also an increase in physical
aggressions by police and parapolice, from23 to 46 cases, as well as
acts of harassment on the part of the police and State Security, from
seven to 19.

Source: Cuban Human Rights Group Denounces 845 Arbitrary Arrests in July
/ 14ymedio – Translating Cuba -
http://translatingcuba.com/cuban-human-rights-group-denounces-845-arbitrary-arrests-in-july-14ymedio/
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