Press Release: Center for a Free Cuba will present a parallel forum at the UN to report violations of human rights on the island within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba.

Press Release

Center for a Free Cuba will present a parallel forum at the UN to report violations of human rights on the island within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba.

Center for a Free Cuba. Geneva, November 12, 2023. The Center for a Free Cuba (CFC) will hold a side event at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on the human rights situation on the island, within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba together with CubaDecide, and UN Watch. 

At the event, Hillel C. Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based organization UN Watch will be the moderator, and the documentary “Free from within” will be presented for the first time in an international forum, a videographic denunciation made within Cuba by the Palenque Visión audiovisual project with the testimony of political prisoners of the July 11 protests and their families. Sirley Avila Leon, Rosa Maria Payá and Anamely Ramos Gonzalez will give testimony; and reports on extrajudicial executions, the situation in prisons and the plight of Cubans in general will be presented by John Suárez and Janisset Rivero, from the CFC, and Yunier Suárez, musician, and activist.

“The Universal Periodic Review is carried out every five years and is the only time when member countries of the UN Human Rights Council examine the summaries of the reports of independent organizations prepared by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Our presence here is to give a voice to those within Cuba who fight and suffer to defend human dignity and freedom, and counteract the efforts of the Cuban dictatorship that seeks to subvert this process by inserting false reports with the use of organizations created and controlled by the Castro dictatorship,” said John Suarez, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba.

WHEN                               Tuesday, November 14th, 2023  at 1:30PM

WHERE                              Palais de Nations, Salón XXII, Geneva Switzerland

 

               

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