The Castro dictatorship carried out 1,727 politically motivated arrests and temporary detentions in the first half of 2011, according to the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation.
That's more than double of such arrests -- 821 -- in the first half of 2010, suggesting that wishful thinking and other fantasies about about the Raul-brand of the Castro dictatorship are, at best, foolish, and at worst, dangerous.
Among those are arrested are many who were picked up multiple times.
The busiest month for the Castro police was February, when it made 390 arrests, most of which were designed to block commemorations of the Feb. 23, 2010, death of prisoner of conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo.
For more, including details about some of the arrests and detentions, read the human rights commission's report here.