Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dissident arrests rising in Cuba

Dissident groups in Cuba say harassment and detentions by police have recently increased as part of a new tactic by the authorities.

Rights activist Elizardo Sanchez said he believed the aim was to deter dissidents from marking International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

The Cuban government says dissidents are mercenaries funded by the US.

Church leaders meanwhile say officials have apologised for arresting several people at a church on Tuesday.

Wherever Obama has "reached out in friendship" in an attempt to "reset the relationship", things have gotten worse for freedom seeking people.

Why are we loosening restrictions on a regime that arrests people in church during services?

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