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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.

UN rights envoy appeals to Fidel Castro to pardon jailed Cubans

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ personal representative for Cuba has appealed to President Fidel Castro to pardon 50 Cubans sentenced to long prison terms recently on charges of treason.

UN rights chief to request details on trials of Cuban journalists, activists

Reacting to the arrest and sentencing of nearly 100 Cuban journalists and human rights activists, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, today said he will request authorities in Havana to provide immediate detailed information on the trial process.

UN fears press freedom violations following arrests, trial of Cuban journalists

As troubling details continue to emerge surrounding the arrest and trial of nearly 100 Cuban journalists and human rights activists, the head of the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today urged authorities in Havana to respect and uphold fundamental civil liberties.

Top UN rights official appoints personal envoy for Cuba

A long-standing member of a United Nations human rights panel has been named as the Personal Representative for Cuba of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

UN General Assembly renews call for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the eleventh year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

General Assembly renews call for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the tenth year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.