Cuba to table motion on abuse at Guantanamo to UN Human Rights Commission

Campaign News | Friday, 11 March 2005

Island will propose 10 resolutions in total

Havana, Mar 10: Cuba will attend the 61st session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, with ten resolutions of interest for the Third World and the rest of humanity.

A draft on arbitrary detentions in the illegal US Naval Base of Guantanamo, eastern Cuba, will be submitted by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque.

Over 500 of the so called "illegal combatants" from 40 countries, whom the White House denies war prisoner status, are imprisoned in that military base, suffering ruthless treatment.

The Cuban delegation will also propose projects linked to the promotion of a democratic, fair world order, the right for food, and membership in the office of the UN top commission for Human Rights.

Texts dealing with peace as an essential requirement for the full exercise of human rights, people?s participation, non-discrimination as a basis for democracy, cultural rights, effects of structural adjustment policies, and foreign debt in this sphere will be also presented.

Cuba similarly rejects that the US and its allies continue using the HRC to dominate the world with their interests.

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