Cuba Report Political Prisoners July 2007

Accion Democratica Cubana

Havana, CUBA July 5, 2007

The Cuban Commission of Human rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) made available to the public the most recent list of Cuban political prisoners corresponding to the last semester of 2007. Together with the prisoner’s list, the CCDHRN presented to the international media a press release where stated the sad realities that shape the commonness of the Cuban society.

“At the end of the first semester of 2007 and after eleven months under a “provisional government” that administers the public matters under the sign of a kind of dual authority, we consider that the situation of civil, political, economic rights and certain cultural rights has continued being the same of the last decades, that is to say, a situation highly unfavorable for the Cuban people.”

The provisional team of government designated by the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, (the one who put in hands of the General Raúl Castro Ruz, on July 31, 2006, the maximum responsibilities of the government, the state and the only governing party) has not done anything to improve the situation of the mentioned fundamental rights.

The government of the island keeps intact the obstinate position that has characterized it during decades, respect of any exhortation or suggestion from the international community in favor of the introduction of improvements in the field of the civil, political, economic and cultural rights.

The Cuban government continues blaming the US government, the “indispensable external enemy,” for the severe restrictions as for civil, political, economic, and cultural rights and the situation of poverty in which lives the immense majority of the Cuban people. In our opinion, the inefficient, ruinous, and oppressive nature of the totalitarian form of government is the first reason of the poverty and the hopelessness that overwhelm the Cuban people.

Our organization, as part of the human rights and pro-democracy movement within Cuba and having knowledge of the risk that represents the prevailing totalitarian ideas in the High governing Nomenclature, made an urgent call to the international community to continues the diplomatic and political pressure against the Government of Cuba that force them to initiate a process of modern transformations that can guarantee real spaces of full civil, political, economic and cultural freedoms for all the Cubans.”

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