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Cuba: Renewed crackdown on peaceful Government critics

, Index number: AMR 25/029/1997

AI is concerned at renewed and intensified action by the Cuban authorities to stifle peaceful political dissent in the country in the run-up to the 5th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party - the only political party permitted in Cuba - to be held in October this year. The organization has received reports of some 100 short-term detentions of members of different unofficial organizations, including press agencies, who have been attempting to peacefully challenge official positions in many different spheres, including politics and human rights.

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