1 December 2008

Cuba does not allow the Red Cross into its prisons

For those who, rightly so, denounce absence of due process, brutality and inhumane way in which prisoners are kept in Guantanamo Bay, please be certain to criticize, with same vehemence reserved to US and UK authorities, dictators Raul and Fidel Castro next door, for not allowing Red Cross representatives to visit Cuban prisoners, political or otherwise.

"In May 2007, the Cuban authorities informed the ICRC orally that it was still too early to consider the organization's renewed offer, made in December 2006, to visit security detainees."

This, from a country that chairs 'human rights councils' at the UN...

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