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Cuba: Political Imprisonment In Cuba – A Summary of Amnesty International’s Recent Concerns

Index Number: AMR 25/020/1989

This document provides information on a number recent cases of political imprisonment in Cuba of concern to Amnesty International. Since the end of 1988 the Cuban authorities have adopted a less tolerant attitude towards public dissent and there has been an increase in the number of reports of political imprisonment of human rights activists and members of unofficial opposition and environmentalist groups. In some cases detainees are held for brief periods , while others have received sentences of up to two years’ imprisonment. Amnesty International is concerned that some of these prisoners may have been arrested for expressing their political opinions or because of their human rights activities.

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