|Tonight Sayli Navarro reported on detention of four activists|
The total number of Cubans arbitrarily detained in 2012 is greater than the totals for 2010 and 2011 combined. The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Tuesday reported a total of 6,035 detentions so far in 2012. The arbitrary detentions of nonviolent activists in Cuba can be expected to continue and increase as International Human Rights Day (December 10) approaches.
|Sayli with her dad Felix Navarro who is in jail tonight|
|Librado Linares and Ivan Hernandez Carillo detained with Sayli's dad|
An hour later Sayli tweets that Jesus Hernandez has told her that a State Security official in Villa Clara who goes by the name of Pablo Hechemendia is confirming that the four dissidents have been detained in Matanzas.
Finally, in her last tweet at 10:26pm Sayli reports that the state security agent Lieutenant Colonel Pablo Hechemendia assures that tomorrow at 8:00 am the four detainees will be released.
Three of the four men detained were Amnesty International prisoners of conscience imprisoned during the Cuban Black Spring in 2003 and sentenced to long prison sentences for their nonviolent activism. They refused to go into exile spending more time in prison with no guarantee of an early release.