The top United Nations human rights official expressed concern today over the extremely high number of arbitrary arrests and short-term detentions of individuals, including human rights defenders and dissidents, in Cuba in recent weeks.
Cuba has been out of bounds for American tourists for more than 50 years due to the US embargo on the Caribbean country, but the number of US visitors is set to grow according to International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The United Nations human rights office today welcomed Cuba’s recent release of political prisoners, hoping this new development will help open the way for an environment where freedom of expression and association flourishes.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today welcomed the recent release of a number of detainees in Cuba and the United States, some of whose cases have been followed by the expert group.
For the 21st consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.