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Cuban rights group reports small drop in prisoners

The number of political prisoners held in Cuba has dropped slightly but the overall rights situation remains “unfavorable” under President Raul Castro’s government with more brief detentions of dissidents, the island’s leading independent human rights group said Tuesday. The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation said in its twice-yearly report that it documented 219 political prisoners held on the island as of July 20, down from 234 in early 2008. Full Story

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