General Assembly calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the 13th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for an end to the 40-year-old commercial, economic and financial embargo by the United States against Cuba and objecting to laws and regulations compelling third countries to adhere to it.

UN rights expert hails release of 11 prisoners in Cuba

A United Nations human rights expert has welcomed the release in Cuba of 11 prisoners from among 75 people arrested early last year.

In Geneva, UN rights expert tells of 'unprecedented wave of oppression' in Cuba

An "unprecedented wave of oppression" has taken place in Cuba, with many arrests, quick trials without lawyers present, very heavy sentences and conditions of detention that are of great concern, according to a senior United Nations human rights official.

Report raises concern over human rights in Cuba - UN spokesman

A new report by the Personal Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Cuba states that political dissidents sentenced to heavy prison sentences in the country are being held in very trying physical and psychological conditions, a UN spokesman said today.