Patmos Institute reports to U.N. on religious persecution in Cuba

Rev. Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart

From our all-too-busy Bureau of Noble Futile Gestures

Everyone who lives in Castrogonia knows that there is really no freedom of religion, despite the cozy relationship the Castro regime has established with the totally subservient Catholic Church.

A Cuban dissident organization with links to the island’s Protestant churches is trying to expose this situation.

The Patmos Institute is about to inform the U.N., hoping that one of their representatives will visit Cuba to do an independent investigation of the long list of violations collected by said Institute.

We can only wish these valiant folks good luck.

The U.N. can’t do anything to bring change to Cuba.  Remember what happened recently at the U.N. in New York when it attempted to hold a hearing on political prisoners in Cuba?  If you need to refresh your memory, go HERE for the short version of the story, or, if you have more time to spare, go HERE for a video of  this disgraceful event.

Moreover, Castro, Inc. –which has a seat on the U.N. human rights council — doesn’t normally allow international watchdogs to substantiate human rights abuses.

From Marti Noticias:

The Patmos Institute will provide the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations for Religious Freedom with a list of human rights violations in Cuba, especially those committed by the regime against religious minorities.

“We are collecting all the information we have been receiving throughout 2018, which encompasses a series of human rights violations, but specifically religious freedom, and we will send it in particular to the UN Religious Liberties Rapporteur,” explained to Radio Martí the Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart.

World Christian Solidarity and other religious organizations are asking the rapporteur to visit Cuba in 2019, and “we want to provide you with the tools and data you need to go to the places and people who have been victims of violations, if you do go to Cuba,” stressed Lleonart.

In the report, the Patmos Institute includes religious minorities who practice cults not recognized by the government, and human rights defenders who have been prevented from leaving Cuba during 2018, a list that, says Lleonart, includes more than 120 cases.

The document will also circulate internationally to other religious entities, said the reverend.