PRESS RELEASE Cuba responds to US criticism of human rights.
Cuba responds to US criticism of human rights.
Geneva, March 15, 2016. Cuba responded to the allegations made by the representative of the United States who criticized the country while speaking at the General Debate of Item 4 of the Agenda of the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council. The Cuban delegate, Pablo Berti Oliva, urged the US government in his reply to better deal and respond to human rights violations daily committed against his own people.
The Cuban diplomat called on the United States to return to Cuba the territory illegally occupied by the Guantanamo Naval Base, in whose detention center people are tortured and held in a legal limbo. At the same time, he urged the US representative to allow the Special Rapporteur on Torture of the Human Rights Council to visit such center without any restrictions.
Berti Oliva reiterated that Cuba will not relent in its demand for an end to the genocidal policy of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
In exercising his right of reply, the Cuban delegate also rejected the criticism made by two entities that call themselves NGOs, "UN Watch" and "Freedom House", which are mere machines of subversion against developing countries financed by the US government and with proven links with well known terrorists.
Permanent Mission of Cuba in Geneva