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Consulate of Cuba in Barcelona being persistently harassed

Consulate of Cuba in Barcelona being persistently harassed

Barcelona, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistent harassment with verbal aggression against the General Consulate of Cuba in Barcelona was denounced once again by Spanish filmmaker and journalist Ana Hurtado.
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The Spanish intellectual has been denouncing this through several platforms for almost nine months, since November 3rd, when she directed a letter to the Councilman of the Interior of the Generalitat, Joan Ignasi Elena.

The journalist highlighted that harassment on Cuban officials shows noncompliance with the Vienna Convention and the international agreements on the part of the authorities, and that despite her efforts to make this situation public she is yet to receive an official response.

“I have provided proof to the [Generalitat] evidencing the threats, the verbal and physical harassment, the persecution outside the working place, and all kinds of hatred incitements by the people gathering there, and who upload the recording to the Internet with no compunctions,” she said in a statement to Prensa Latina.

“In accordance with the international agreements reached during the 1963 Vienna Convention […] the host State must provide full protection to the Consulate. Not only is it not not being provided, but there is a full permissibility […] of the criminal acts that fail to comply with international Law,” the journalist added.

Hurtado, who shot the documentary film Heredia, on Cuba’s roots and cultural legacy, stated that she herself has been target of all kinds of insults, defamations and humiliations on the part of the same people harassing the Cuban Consulate.

She also explained that Ciudadanos party councilwoman in Barcelona, Sonia Reina Sanchez, whom the participants have named advisor, “has publicly attacked me and denigrated me. “Is this something tolerable in Spanish democracy?” she said.

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