Cuba replied here today to accusations made by the US representative, who criticized the Island during a general debate of the 31st ordinary period of sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.
In his reply, the Cuban delegate Pablo Berti urged the US Government to better pay attention and respond to the human rights violations that are committed every day against its own people.
A press release issued by the Cuban Permanent Mission in Geneva says that Berti also urged Washington to return to Cuba the territory illegally occupied by the US Naval Base of Guantanamo, which has a Detention Center where people are tortured and held in a legal limbo.
The Cuban diplomat also urged the United States to allow the HRC Special Rapporteur on Torture to visit that prison without restrictions.
Berti reiterated that Cuba won’t stop demanding the end of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade, a genocide, and he also rejected the criticism made by two alleged non govermental entities, UN Watch and Freedom House, which “are simply US-funded subversion mechanisms with proven links with notorious terrorist against developing countries.”