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Colombian solidarity group rejects EP’s stance against Cuba

Bogota, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Movement for Solidarity with Cuba (MCSC) on Monday expressed its strong rejection of the press release issued by the European Parliament (EP) against the Cuban Government and people.

The Movement stated that the text in which the EP condemns the alleged systematic violations of human rights in Cuba and proposes the imposition of sanctions on the Cuban people, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, and his government “is a clear violation of the fundamental principle of free self-determination of the peoples and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of a country.”

The MCSC described as “unacceptable that an external entity pretends to try and sanction a sovereign nation without solid and objective grounds to support its statements.”

The solidarity group recalled that Cuba has unjustly faced the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States for more than 60 years, as well as its inclusion on the State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

It stressed that these injustices have seriously affected the country’s development and have prevented the Cuban people from fully enjoying human rights.

It called on the Colombian Government to categorically condemn the EP’s declaration against a member country of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States during the EU-CELAC Summit taking place in Brussels. “The Colombian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to supporting the Cuban people in their struggle for sovereignty, social justice, and the full exercise of their rights,” the press release stated.

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