According to figures from the NGO Prisoners Defenders, the regime headed by Miguel Díaz-Canel closed April with 1,048 political prisoners in jail.
In recent months, Cuba has been amid intermittent demonstrations to demand better living conditions.
“With data closing as of April 30, 2023, the list of political prisoners in Cuba contains a total of 1,048 political and conscience prisoners suffering judicial sentences or freedom-limiting dispositions by prosecutors’ offices without any judicial oversight or legal defense, in flagrant violation of international law protecting due process and effective defense,” the Prisoners Defenders statement said.
The NGO also pointed out that during the last 12 months alone, the Cuban regime has imprisoned 256 dissidents.
The published figures also highlight that 35 minors are currently detained, of which 32 are already serving a sentence, and only three are in the trial process.
With information from LGI
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