The Hablemos Press news agency reported early this week reported a noticeable uptick in the monthy figures it compliles each month about repression in Cuba.
A second human rights group this week validated the earlier findings, although reporting a slightly different figure.
The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconcilation reported 233 politically motivated arrests in July. A month earlier, the commission had reported 180 such arrests.
Also, the commission said it had documented 158 individual cases of physical assaults; and had found at least 109 victims of so-called acts of repudiation and 314 victims of harassment and 58 victims of vandalism.
"It is blatant that the secret political police under the Ministry of Interior, organized, permitted or instigated all these actions," the commission said in its monthly report.