The Cuban human rights organization Cubalex condemns Michelle Bachelet for protecting her friends, the communist Castro dictatorship, instead of protecting human rights.
The silence of Bachelet regarding the situation in Cuba condemned: ‘Her closeness to the dictatorship does not allow her to be neutral’
The Cuban human rights NGO Cubalex is condemning the silence of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in regards to the situation in Cuba.
Cubalex took to Twitter on Monday and posted: “Today in a global report to the UN High Commission on Human Rights, she did not include Cuba in her summary, there wasn’t a single mention of what is happening today on the island: the repression, the health crisis, the lack of food, the constant human rights violations.”
The Cuban NGO, which has been maintaining a register of more than one thousand Cubans arrested after the July 11 protests, says in its denouncement of Bachelet’s silence that “Cuba is a sick country, it is hungry, with political prisoners. Cuba is a country where those who dissent and their family members are oppressed. It is a country with a history of violating human rights for more than 60 years, but Michelle Bachelet, once again, is silent. Her closeness to the dictatorship does not allow her to be neutral.”
Cubalex questioned whether Bachelet was aware that at least 1,067 people were arrested for exercising their right to protest on July 11. They also asked why she was ignoring that among those arrested, 15 were 18 years of age or younger, put on trial although they were minors, in addition to all the reports of Cuban men and women who are being held incommunicado.
“Cuba is suffering through a health crisis with one of the highest rates of infection in the region. There is no medicine or oxygen in the hospitals and there are no ambulances. People are dying for lack of medical care, but when it comes to the resources to oppress, the government of Diaz-Canel does not skimp on that,” Cubalex added.
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