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    UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses

    Posted on Saturday, 06.02.12 UN panel blasts Cuba on human rights abuses THE U.N. called Friday for an independent body to gather, investigate and report on complaints of human rights abuses in Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture hammered Cuba on Friday for a lengthy string of human rights abuses […] Continue reading

    Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights

    Cuba Still Fails On Human Rights One party rule remains the law of the land, and when elections are held they are neither free nor fair. The U.S. again urges the Cuban government to allow the Red Cross and United Nations officials to visit Cuban jails. For 34 years, the United States has reviewed the […] Continue reading

    Amnesty International 2009 Cuba Report

    CubaHead of state and government Raúl Castro RuzDeath penalty retentionistPopulation 11.3 millionLife expectancy 77.7 yearsUnder-5 mortality (m/f) 7/6 per 1,000Adult literacy 99.8 per cent Restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly persisted. Journalists and political dissidents faced harassment and intimidation by security officials. Four prisoners of conscience were released early in the year; 58 […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 Amnsety International

    Document – Cuba: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Fourthsession of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, February 2009 8 September 2008 Publicamnesty internationalCuba Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review Fourth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council February 2009 Executive summary In this submission, Amnesty […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Amnesty International’s human rights concerns

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Media Briefing AI Index: AMR 25/003/2007 (Public)News Service No: 01829 January 2007 Cuba: Amnesty International's human rights concernsFor the past 40 years, Amnesty International (AI) has campaigned against human rights violations committed by the Cuban government, in particular, the imprisonment of political dissidents and journalists as a result of severe restrictions on the […] Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the […] Continue reading

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006

    Cuba: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. February 28, 2005. Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor […] Continue reading

    HRW 2006 Report Cuba

    Cuba Cuba remains a Latin American anomaly: an undemocratic government that represses nearly all forms of political dissent. President Fidel Castro, now in his forty-seventh year in power, shows no willingness to consider even minor reforms. Instead, his government continues to enforce political conformity using criminal prosecutions, long- and short-term detentions, mob harassment, police warnings, […] Continue reading

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba

    Situation of Human Rights in Cuba 2005-10-23 1. IntroductionFor the past 46 years Cuba has been, and continues to be, a totalitarian state controlled single-handedly by Fidel Castro, who occupies all the relevant: Head of State, Head of Government, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and First Secretary of the Communist Party. The authority […] Continue reading