In its 53 years in power, the Castro dictatorship has never felt a sense of accountability to the Cuban people or anyone else.
Fortunately for Cubans and anyone else who cares about human rights, justice and freedom, the Centro de Información Hablemos Press (CIHPRESS) news agency and human rights group is committed to holding the regime accountable by reporting on repression in Cuba and each month publishing statistics that reveal to what extent the Castros will go to maintain their blood-stained grip on power.
On Monday, CIHPRESS released its latest report, showing that the Castro police in June made 411 political arrests. That brought the total for the year to 2,669.
At that torrid pace, the regime later this year will pass the mark of 3,835 it set for all of 2011.
CIHPRESS reports that most of the independent journalists, human rights activists and the other dissidents arrested were held for a few hours or a few days, just long to put them out of commission without generating the attention and scrutiny that might come with a longer imprisonment.
Fortunately for Cuba, CIHPRESS will not let them get off that easily.
For details on each arrest compiled by CIHPRESS in June, go here.