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Cuba. Mass detentions of opposition activists on the day of anti-government protests

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Cuban oppositionists have been detained by the Havana regime in connection with their planned participation in Monday’s anti-government demonstrations, the independent online daily 14ymedio reports. According to the non-governmental human rights organization Human Right Watch, detentions of people critical of the Havana regime have been ongoing since at least the second half of October.

Numerous oppositionists from Cuba have been detained by the Havana regime in connection with their planned participation in Monday’s anti-government demonstrations.

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The news of the mass detentions of opposition activists was reported by the independent Cuban online daily 14ymedio, based on information from a human rights organization. Many opponents of the communist regime were also not allowed to leave their homes.

Manifestations in CubaOrlando Barria / PAP / EPA

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Blocked houses and arrests of Cuban oppositionists

Before the Civic March for Change scheduled for Monday, the Cuban political police multiplied the number of arrests of Cuban opponents. According to the non-governmental human rights organization Human Right Watch, detentions of people critical of the Havana regime have been ongoing since at least the second half of October.

Meanwhile, according to the Periodico Cubano website, police services blocked the homes of numerous opponents of the regime in Havana who criticized the government’s policy on social media, as well as representatives of the media. Among them are, among others journalists from the Spanish EFE agency and the American daily Washington Post.

This year’s largest demonstrations in Cuba took place on July 11. Their participants protested against increasing poverty, difficulties in accessing food, drugs and vaccines against COVID-19. Although they were of a peaceful nature, they were pacified by the security services.

Main photo source: Orlando Barria / PAP / EPA



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