Cuba admits to human rights abuses, refuses to stop committing them
By rejecting the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council, Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship not only admits it carries out human rights abuses, they make a clear statement that they have no intention whatsoever to stop committing them.
Cuba Recognizes it Violates (and Will Keep Violating) Human Rights
The U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) concluded its Universal Periodic Review of Cuba today.
Of the recommendations made by the UNHRC, Cuba formally rejected 20 of them.
Among the recommendations formally rejected by the Castro regime were:
-- Guarantee a safe, free and independent environment for journalists and ensure that all cases of attacks against them are investigated by independent and impartial bodies.
-- Put an end to repression, investigate acts of repudiation and protect all persons who are the targets of intimidation or violence.
-- Liberate immediately and unconditionally all the prisoners held in temporary detention or sentenced in connection with exercising their freedom of opinion and expression as well as freedom of assembly and association.
-- Take steps to protect and promote the freedom of expression and association of all peaceful defenders of human rights in the country.
-- Ensure that all living in Cuba can fully enjoy their rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.
-- Release Alan Gross and imprisoned journalists such as Jose Antonio Torres immediately.
-- Discontinue the limitations on civil society activities, including the short-term detention of political activists.
-- Refrain from the harassment, intimidation and arbitrary detention of human rights activities.
-- Halt short-term detentions, harassments and other repressive measures against human rights defenders and journalists and implement legal safeguards to ensure their protection against abuse of provisions for criminal
-- Take necessary measures to guarantee the rights to peaceful assembly and association in conformity with the law and the international standards.
-- Reduce government influence and control over the internet as part of a broader commitment to freedom of expression.
-- Put an end to online censorship.
-- Take steps to ensure the establishment of an unrestricted access to the internet for all, including by making use of the existing underwater high speed broadband cable.