Europa Press informs [in Spanish] that according to Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz, spokesperson for the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation [CCDHRN], there were 120 arrests of Cuban opposition activists during the month of May.

The number is less than the 162 arrests from April although Sánchez pointed out that they have increased significantly in the past few years. The regime has adopted arrests, short detentions and harassment as methods of repression and control.

Sánchez also reported that there were 20 releases of political prisoners for time served. This brings the total number of prisoners of conscience to 180.

When asked about the recent transfer of some political prisoners, Sánchez stated that he hopes the government will keep its word, and transfer the remaining 10 prisoners who are serving their sentences in facilities far away from their places of residence.

More (in Spanish) at the link.

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