Cuba dissidents say 200 detained up to UN rights day

December 10, 2011 20:53

HAVANA - Cuban opposition said on Saturday that about 200 people had been temporarily detained by the Communist-led Caribbean island's security services ahead of the international UN human rights day.

Cuban government supporters intend to throw a party on Saturday with games and cultural events in a park where dissidents plan a protest to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of a UN human rights accord, state media and dissidents said.

"Some 200 detentions for political motives have taken plan in the last nine days in the lead up to international human rights day," Elizardo Sanchez of the independent Cuban Commission of Human Rights said.

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