FHRC celebrates European Parliament resolution against human rights violations in Cuba

MIAMI, United States.- The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba celebrated the historic resolution (FHRC) on the Political Situation and Human Rights in Cuba, approved this Thursday, June 10 by the European Parliament, with a large majority, which includes left, green and socialist parties.

In a statement issued just a few hours ago, the FHRC considers that “the document is the most exhaustive and forceful in decades in detailing the recent and systematic abuses by the Cuban regime against the island’s population in general, as well as against specific sectors such as artists, independent journalists, opposition and human rights activists, and members of international medical missions and brigades, among others ”.

Likewise, the Foundation points out that the devastating list of abuses by the Cuban regime “highlights the fraud committed by the island’s government to gain access to the financial funds of the European Union, with the complicity of the office of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Common Security Policy ”.

“The inventory of abuses also exposes Havana’s lack of good faith, and definitively questions the capacity of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement to facilitate any change towards the prosperity of the population and encourage respect for freedoms in the island ”, reads the statement.

The European Parliament approved this Thursday a “historic” resolution, promoted by the conservative group of the European People’s Party, the liberals and MEPs on the right, which condemns “the existence of political prisoners, persistent and permanent political persecution, acts of harassment and the arbitrary arrests of dissidents in Cuba ”.

The resolution, approved with 386 votes in favor, 236 against and 59 abstentions, condemned “the attacks that are currently being registered against artists of the San Isidro Movement, peaceful dissidents, independent journalists, human rights defenders and members of the opposition. politics”; and asked “that these actions cease immediately.”

For its part, the European Parliament urged “the Cuban authorities to release all political prisoners and persons arbitrarily detained exclusively for exercising their freedom of expression and assembly”; and it “strongly condemned the arbitrary detention” of Aymara Nieto Muñoz, Iván Amaro Hidalgo, Edilberto Ronal Arzuaga Alcalá, Yandier García Labrada, Denis Solís González, Luis Robles Elizástegui and 77 other prisoners of conscience.

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