Perhaps United Nations officials will grant a token audience to Cuba’s brutally oppressed human rights activists or perhaps they will not. Unfortunately, it really won’t make much of a difference. As corrupt and perverted as this organization is, even if they do squeeze in a meeting with Cuban dissidents between their cocktail parties with regime officials, it is almost certain nothing will come of it. For decades the UN has ignored the human rights atrocities committed against the Cuban people by the apartheid Castro dictatorship and it is unlikely they are going to start paying attention now.
Nevertheless, this does not give the UN a free pass to carryout their vile agenda unchallenged. They must be called out at every opportunity, even if it seems pointless. Their complicity with a murderous and violent dictatorship must be documented. History will never absolve dictator Fidel Castro, and neither will it absolve the UN.
Cuban Human Rights Organization Urges UN to Listen to Oppressed Dissidents during Upcoming Visit
The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights has asked the United Nations to listen to the voices and opinions of the oppressed during its next visit to the island.
During a meeting with United Nations expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan, Observatory representatives explained how President Raúl Castro’s government operates.
According to the Cuban Observatory’s statement, there have been around 12,000 arbitrary arrests over the last 18 months, and there are at least 103 political prisoners still waiting for release — most notably Eduardo Cardet, recognized by Amnesty International as a Prisoner of Conscience.
“The Cuban government continues to initiate criminal cases common against Human Rights activists and members of Independent Civil Society as a method to stop their activities,” the statement said.
The Ladies in White — a peaceful movement of women who march each Sunday to protest the wrongful imprisonment of their husbands — have demonstrated for 106 consecutive Sundays yet continue to be deprived of their right to attend church, among other basic freedoms, the statement said.
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