Politics 22-11-2018

Amnesty International asks Sánchez to talk about human rights in Cuba

The organization Amnesty International asked the Spanish President Pedro Sánchez, on the occasion of his trip to Cuba, to also talk about human rights.

Amnesty sends Sanchez "duties" to deal with Cuban authorities, as explained from the organization to Sputnik.

Specifically, he asks to talk about the release of "prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet, who is serving three years in prison" for allegedly criticizing Fidel Castro a few days after his death in a Spanish media.

In addition, he wants the issue of "abolishing the death penalty for all crimes" to be discussed, although he details that Cuba "has not executed anyone for several years and they do not have anyone on death row."

"We want to promote meaningful participation of all sectors of civil society in the design of public policies and laws, including human rights defenders and independent unions," says the organization.

On the other hand, Amnesty highlights that it has been asking for years to lift the US embargo "that will continue to undermine the economic and social rights of the most vulnerable sectors of the Cuban population."

On November 22, President Pedro Sanchez began a trip to Cuba, the first official visit by a Spanish Chief Executive in 32 years, after the one that also made the socialist Felipe González in 1986.

The president will remain in Cuba this November 22 in the afternoon and November 23, where he will hold meetings with the Cuban government, civil society and will hold a signing ceremony for agreements.


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