The very unofficial Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation this week reported there were 520 politically motivated arrests in October.
That brings the total for the first 10 months of the year to 5,625 -- which is almost equal to all of the political arrests documented in 2010 and 2011 combined.
The numbers differ from those reported by CIHPRESS, another human rights group/independent news agency.
I am in no position to say whose report is more accurate, but the point remains the same: The numbers demonstrate that repression in Cuba is only getting worse.
For details of the human rights commission's report, go here.