Skip to comments.US slams communist Cuba for latest crackdown on dissidents
Posted on 07/23/2005 3:40:04 PM PDT by nypokerface
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States condemned communist Cuba's authorities for their latest crackdown against dissidents.
"Yesterday, July 22, the Cuban government arrested Rene Gomez Manzano and detained at least a dozen members of the Asamblea para Promover la Sociedad Civil (Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society), including Marta Beatriz Roque, the group's president. Their only crime was attempting to exercise their basic human rights and freedoms," said Adam Ereli, the State Department's deputy spokesman.
Roque, a 60-year-old economist, is president of the assembly, which had organized a protest in front of the French embassy in Havana Friday to demand the release of political prisoners from Cuban jails.
Ereli said "there are also credible reports that the homes of dozens of activists were surrounded by government-sponsored mobs, which used threats and intimidation to prevent members of the Asamblea from joining their colleagues in a peaceful demonstration. Cuban state security officials warned these activists to stay inside and not to leave their homes.
"We call on the Cuban government to end this deplorable repression and immediately free all of those arrested. We urge other countries to join us in condemning these acts," Ereli added.
wait until the chicoms start bitch-slapping the u.s. on human rights!
But liberals will ignore this and instead focus on one small part of Cuba on which to focus allegations of abuse. While singing the praises of the fact that Cubans get free health care.
To quote Christopher Hitchens, you cannot eat enough to vomit enough in response to these a-holes.
Check out the reality of "free" Cuban healthcare in these large collection of photos. (Warning: do not view on a full stomach):
ELIAN's -Cold Dead Eyes- in Cuba
Recently revealed White House papers from the Democrat John F. Kennedy administration shows that part of the Missiles of October deal with the nukes and Cuba with Soviet Union was a promise from us not to invade Cuba.
You have to wonder when that promise becomes void, since there is no Soviet Union any more?
*** COMMUNISM IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL !!! ***
As a big part of the rationale used to justify our war in Iraq and Afghanistan, was the "need for regime change" in these genocidal and oppressive governments...question:
** WHY HAS CUBA NOT QUALIFIED FOR REGIME CHANGE?? **
*ping* for later (I just ate).
Yeah, but Audioslave told me on the MTV that Cuba was, like, all kinds of wicked bad-ass cool and junk. This stuff can't be true, Audioslave wouldn't lie to me. Those dudes are too righteous.