'Wave of arrests' of journalists, human rights defenders and dissident artists reported in Cuba

“In the last 48 hours, agents of the State Security of the Ministry of the Interior of Cuba (Minint), a feared apparatus that acts as political police of the communist regime of Havana, unleashed a wave of arrests of opponents and human rights activists, sources of Cuban dissidence denounced today.

The arrests were recorded as of Thursday in Holguín, in the eastern part of the island, and in Havana, in the west, opposition sources told El Universal.

Independent or non-official journalists, human rights defenders, artists, musicians, writers and other dissidents were victims of the operation [...]."

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