Imprisonment of dissident Eduardo Cardet should cost Cuba its seat on UN Human Rights Council

It was enough of a sad and perverted joke that Cuba was allowed to have a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in the first place. Over the last six decades, the apartheid Castro regime has been a prolific and cruel violator of human rights and has committed countless crimes against humanity. But to allow them to remain in that seat after just handing down a 3-year sentence in a Castro gulag to dissident Eduardo Cardet simply for expressing criticism of dictator Fidel Castro is truly a travesty and a mockery of this institution.

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Cuba should be removed from UN Human Rights Council until Castro frees Eduardo Cardet

“So long as the Castro government jails Eduardo Cardet, a prisoner of conscience, we call for the complete removal of Cuba from this Council.” –  Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, addressing the UN Human Rights Council, March 20, 2017

cardet 3 years prison

Eduardo Cardet Concepción, prisoner of conscience and Christian Liberation Movement national coordinator, was sentenced to three years in prison today. Meanwhile at the United Nations Human Rights Council his plight was referenced in an oral statement by Hillel Neuer of the nongovernmental organization UN Watch. Speaking out for the Cuban dissident drew an angry protest from the Castro regime’s diplomats that interrupted the courageous speaker.

MCL leader Eduardo Cardet condemned to three years in prison
From the Christian Liberation Movement website:

Today Eduardo Cardet was informed of the sentence to three years in prison that was dictated by the court that tried him on March 3, 2017 in Gibara, Holguin. Eduardo Cardet told his wife, the sentence is based on manipulated data, without taking into account the testimony of defense witnesses. Cardet’s family will appeal the ruling

Listen to Yaimaris Vecino’s testimony in Spanish.

Eduardo Cardet has been jailed since November 30, 2016 for speaking critically of Fidel Castro following his death. Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience on January 31, 2017.

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Imprisonment of dissident Eduardo Cardet should cost Cuba its seat on UN Human Rights Council
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