UN approves Cuban government resolution on human rights and international solidarity

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN) On Friday, he approved the resolution presented by the Cuban government on human rights and international solidarity.

The vote took place at the fiftieth ordinary session of this international organization held in Geneva, Switzerland. The document reviewed by 47 foreign delegations, He got 15 votes against31 in favor, with one abstention.

The United Nations approved a resolution submitted by Cuba on human rights and international solidarity. “We do not recognize any country with the right to declare itself as a police officer or guarantor of religious freedom in the world, or to unilaterally issue certificates or lists,” he wrote in this regard. Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez On his official Twitter account.

His post sparked many negative reactions from several hundred Internet users, who criticized the United Nations for the negative behavior it is taking in the face of the continuing injustices being committed on the Caribbean island against opponents, activists, journalists and independent artists.

“That sounds unbelievable One year after 11JThe United Nations, which left the oppressive character of the Cuban dictatorship in full view, involving prison sentences against thousands of people, and the United Nations gives way to such a farce. One user of the social network said: “I am only consoling that at least 15 countries have said no to the screen the government is making for the world.”

63 years without free and multi-party elections, in which political parties with different ideologies and beliefs can participate. #Cuba is neither free nor democracy. #EnCubaHayUnaDictadura “,” How could they be so hypocritical? Other forum members added.

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The Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Marshall Islands, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, the United States, Great Britain and Ukraine voted against the Castro government’s decision. The representative of Mexico declined to participate.

however, Bruno Rodriguez FernandezThe Foreign Minister boasted of the outcome in a tweet: “International solidarity is a powerful tool to counter the structural causes of poverty, inequality and other global problems. This is recognized in the resolution entitled “Human Rights and International Solidarity”, presented by Cuba and adopted today #HRC50.”

According to the official newspaper granma, the Cuban government’s decision before the Commission on Human Rights alleges alleged interference by third countries in the internal affairs of the island. “We do not recognize any country with the right to declare itself a police officer or guarantor of religious freedom in the world, nor to unilaterally issue certificates or lists, the only consequence of which is to harm international cooperation and promote misinformation,” as the above-mentioned text points out.

The vote in Geneva comes at a time when the dictatorship of Castro Increases pressure on civil society actors most opposed to their continued power. Many international organizations called on the regime’s representatives to put an end to these violations and to free political detainees.

This Thursday, Gerardo Berthen, Vice President of International Programs at Freedom House, Compare the repression in Cuba to the repression of the harshest dictatorships in Latin America during the last decades of the twentieth century.

The expert stated that the island is constantly occupied Ranked last in the Western Hemisphere in basic criteria Such as political rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression and assembly, Internet access and censorship, among others.

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In April this year, the Free Cuba Center started An international campaign to expel Al Jazeera from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Members of this organization sent a letter to US President Joe Biden, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson, Canadian President Justin Trudeau, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

The letter was signed by human rights activists, former diplomats, academics and international figures.

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