Cuban President Diaz Canal condemns illegal occupation of Guantanamo and the human rights violations in the bay


On Tuesday, Cuban President Miguel Dáz-Canel denounced the ongoing arbitrariness and injustices performed at the US naval facility of Guantanamo, situated in the country's east. The world community has criticized the United States' actions.

Diaz-Canal said on Twitter that it has now been 20 years of shameful abuses in the land unjustly seized at Guantanamo Bay by the world's worst human rights abuses.

On Tuesday, it will be two decades since the first convicts arrived at the American government's jail on that military post, which Washington continues to maintain despite the island's authorities' repeated vows to reclaim it.

The group of independent rapporteurs of the multilateral organization said in a statement that the detainees' fundamental rights are being violated repeatedly and consistently in this institution, which is a stain on Washington's administration on topics like the rule of law.

The rapporteurs condemned the facility's arbitrary detentions without charge or trial, as well as the torture and ill-treatment that took place there.

They emphasized that these are "unacceptable" tactics for any administration, but especially for the US government, which purports to be a champion of human rights. They also denounced the impunity enjoyed by those who perpetrated these atrocities.

The UN experts have once again urged Washington to dismantle the jail and repatriate the inmates to their homelands or safe third nations.

They recounted that the jail had 700 inmates in 2003 and that there are still 39 detainees, of whom only nine have been accused or convicted of any crime, two decades later.

Nine inmates died in detention between 2002 and 2021, two of natural causes and seven of suicide. They have not been charged with or convicted of any crime.

Publish : 2022-01-12 10:15:00

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