An independent Cuban human rights organization says Cuba has taken fewer and freed more political prisoners under the rule of Raul Castro, compared with his brother, Fidel. But the group says human rights abuses by the government are still a problem, as is the U.S. embargo, which it says imposes unnecessary hardship on the Cuban people.


An independent Cuban human rights group says there are fewer political prisoners in the country since Raul Castro took over as interim leader.

The group says up to 70 political prisoners have been freed in the past year, continuing a trend.

But it says the government in Havana still systematically violates the human rights of its citizens.

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