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Castro"s crackdown in Cuba: Human rights on trial hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, March 10, 1999 (S. hrg) by United States

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Written in English


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Number of Pages37
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Open LibraryOL7378470M
ISBN 100160586437
ISBN 109780160586439

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  Under Fidel Castro, the Cuban government refused to recognize the legitimacy of Cuban human rights organizations, alternative political parties, independent labor unions, or a free press. Cuba retains the death penalty for serious crimes although its use declined over the course of his leadership. The death penalty is the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and should be abolished. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is a tale of two worlds. The question now is what human rights will look like in a future. “The fact that the regime continues to violate the human rights of Cubans like this shows that it has even less incentive to change its ways since President Obama intends to give the Castros.   Fidel Castro condemned as 'dictator' over human rights abuses People celebrate after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Lieutenant Colonel Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was Fidel Castro's personal bodyguard for 17 years before being imprisoned in for the "crime" of wanting to retire early. He left Cuba in after ten unsuccessful bids to escape. He wrote The Double Life of Fidel Castro with Axel Gyldén, star French reporter at L'Express. Sanchez now lives in Reviews:   While the denial of fundamental freedoms throughout that time was unrelenting, Fidel Castro’s rule was also marked by periods of heightened repression, such as the crackdown on 75 human.   Freedom is never free. The passing of Fidel Castro is a keen reminder that many liberties so often taken for granted in the West, even as they are rapidly diminishing in the face of radical secularism, are still not a given for many. For over 55 years, the Castro regime perpetrated numerous human rights abuses. [ ]. Human rights in Cuba are under the scrutiny of human rights organizations, who accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment and unfair trials. International human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have drawn attention to the actions of the human rights movement and designated members of it as .

On the night of April 4, all of Cuba’s three government-owned television stations devoted their prime-time programming to Fidel Castro. Dressed in his trademark military fatigues, the year-old commandante spoke for nearly five hours. This in itself was not unusual, but the president seemed in a surprisingly good mood given the events of the past week. castro's show trials do not mean. AN END TO CUBA'S DRUG TRADE Cuba is undergoing its most explosive political shake-up since Fidel Castro seized power 30 years ago. The regime crackdown later "expanded to include other individuals associated with independent civil society, including human rights and democracy activists." The Obama administration was right to. Human rights activists reported frequent government monitoring and disruption of cell phone and landline services prior to planned events or key anniversaries related to human rights. ETECSA frequently disconnected service for human rights organizers, often just before their detention by state security or to disrupt planned activities.