Friday, June 22, 2007

"La Patria Es de Todos" at ten

Cuban dissidents criticized the UN human rights council for discontinuing its special rapporteur on Cuba, and reaffirmed views they expressed ten years ago in their “La Patria Es de Todos” statement. The statement’s authors, Vladimiro Roca, Felix Bonne, Martha Beatriz Roque, and Rene Gomez Manzano, spoke at a press conference at the home of the top U.S. diplomat in Havana. Roque thanked U.S. diplomats for organizing the event and said it “would be impossible” to hold it in another place because the Cuban government would not permit it.

1 comment:

leftside said...

Yeah I love that the (4?) dissidents stressed their independence from foreign governments... inside the US Embassy.

If they were smart they'd goad the Cuban authorities to break a press event up - it'd make great headlines in the US. But the reality is these folks are free to give interviews to intl. press all the time.

The claim that nothing has improved in Cuba in 10 years is to not be credible, I believe.