There were some 1,000 human rights violations in Cuba in 2022: almost half were against women

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The Foundation for Pan American Democracy published a partial report on the precarious situation on the island

There were some 1,000 human rights violations in Cuba in 2022: almost half were against women

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Soledad CedroFrom Miami, Florida, United States

 There were some 1,000 human rights violations in Cuba in 2022: almost half were against women

The Complaints Center of the Foundation for Pan American Democracy published a partial report on human rights violations committed by the Díaz Canel dictatorship (Photo by Adalberto ROQUE/AFP)

The Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, inaugurated the CELAC summit in Buenos Aires with a speech that endorsed the dictatorships of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, saying that all the guests to the meeting had been elected by the peoples. Among them was present in Argentina Miguel Díaz Canel.

The Complaints Center of the Foundation for Pan American Democracy published a partial report on human rights violations committed by the Díaz-Canel dictatorship that was distributed to political parties, civil society organizations and the media in Argentina, reporting the reality of what is happening in Cuba.

In the past, the Complaints Center itself had reported a thousand cases of political prisoners on the island, as well as the intentional sinking by the regime of a private boat in Bahía Honda, which killed seven people, including a two-year-old girl, who, like many others, was trying to escape the island. p>

There were about 1,000 human rights violations in Cuba in 2022: almost half were to women

Díaz Canel was received with honors by the Argentine government (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)

The new report documents violations of the human rights of 957 people in the year 2022 alone. According to the report, the violations include arbitrary detentions(With its peak in the month of July, adding 137 arrests that month alone during the first anniversary of the protests on July 11, 2021. In addition, the report details that almost half of the victims were women (46 percent).

It is particularly worrying as arbitrary detention is a form of unlawful coercion that violates fundamental human rights, including the right to a fair and just trial.These arrests are also often accompanied by other abuses, such as the excessive use of force and torture,” Juan Carlos Vargas indicated in a statement to the media., director of the Complaints Center.

Although what is denounced in the report is impressive, its relevance is at the moment in which it is made known. Díaz Canel is in Argentina, where he was received with honors as a democratic president.

The presence of the dictator is an insult to the Argentine people Díaz Canel in that nation. Hopefully the independent courts of Argentina will act to curb the impunity that until now the representatives of the regime have enjoyed. The only decent thing that the leaders meeting today in CELAC can do is denounce the crimes against humanity of Miguel Díaz Canel and support the Cuban people in their right to decide their own future in democracy”, it added < b>Rosa María Payá, executive director of the Foundation for Pan American Democracy.

The complete report can be downloaded on the website of the Foundation directed by Payá.

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