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China: US violates human rights by sanctioning Cuba, Iran and Syria

China: US violates human rights by sanctioning Cuba, Iran and Syria

Beijing, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) China denounced today that during 2022 the US incurred in extreme violations of human rights by imposing longer unilateral sanctions against countries such as Cuba, Syria and Iran, and keeping open the Guantanamo prison.

A report by the State Council Information Office (Cabinet) stated that the imposition of these punitive policies affected the population of these countries with less access to food and medicine, and an increase in humanitarian crises.

It defined the United States as the most prolific sanctioner in the world because ‘it has measures in place against more than 20 nations, including Cuba since 1962, Iran since 1979, Syria since 2011 and Afghanistan in recent years’.

In the case of Cuba, the text deplored the persistence of the economic, financial and commercial blockade despite strong condemnation by the international community.

On November 3, 2022, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted for the 30th time to condemn the economic, financial and commercial embargo (blockade) of Cuba, with the support of 185 of the 193 members’, it added.

At another point, the article mentioned Washington’s refusal to close the prison opened at the Guantanamo naval base in 2002 and within Cuba’s occupied territory.

It deplored the sending to the prison of some 780 individuals without trial and the inhumane treatment to which they are subjected.

The site, it added, is a horrible chapter of human rights violations and a stain on the U.S. government’s commitment to law enforcement.

The Chinese text also recalled that last year independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council condemned the existence of the prison at the Guantanamo naval base, demanded its closure and the prosecution of those responsible for the crimes committed there.

The Cabinet’s six-chapter document listed facts, figures and opinions of experts and international organizations about the U.S. backsliding on the protection of such guarantees during 2022 and how continued violations exacerbated political, social and economic problems at home and abroad.


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