The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs today summoned the Chargé d'Affairs to the United States of America in Havana, Timothy Zuniga, to protest the unilateral human rights report issued by the US State Department, affirming that this report “contains false allegations and accusations”.
The Director-General of the United States Department of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernandez de Cosio, informed his country's rejection and official protest against the American report, describing it as "arbitrary and unilateral."
Fernandez de Cosio emphasized that the United States is opportunistically exploiting a sensitive issue such as human rights against countries that do not submit to their dictates, defending their sovereignty and self-determination, and he said, “The flagrant and systematic violations of human rights in the United States and by its government are known and documented and related to racism, xenophobia, police brutality and torture of prisoners. Prison for long periods, the use of secret prisons and other forms of religious and ideological fanaticism, in addition to extrajudicial killings in various parts of the world, and arbitrary arrests of innocent people.
Fernandez de Cosio urged the United States government to stop its campaign to discredit Cuba with regard to human rights and put an end to these policies against his country.
Last Saturday, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez confirmed his country's rejection of the unilateral human rights report issued by the US State Department, describing it as "misleading and politicized."
Cuba has been subjected to an unjust economic blockade imposed by the United States for nearly 60 years, due to its policies that reject the attempts of American exclusivity and hegemony.