Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of Civil and Political Rights, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 13, 2016 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the July 13, 2016 hearing entitled, "The Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of Civil and Political Rights," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith, U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 4th Congressional District: "It has been 1 year and 8 months since President Obama announced a major change in our country's policy toward Cuba. It has been 11 months since Secretary Kerry visited Havana and reopened our Embassy, and it has been nearly 4 months since our President visited Cuba. Clearly, a lot has changed in just over 1.5 years but for the people of Cuba, particularly those espousing fundamental human rights, what has changed? Today we will examine the sorry state of the civil and political rights in the Castro brothers' Cuba, and how despite all the promises by the administration and that an opening to Cuba would lead to greater opening domestically for the Cuban people, we still see political repression, including it must be noted repression directed at the Afro-Cuban population." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Oscar Elias Biscet, Sirley Avila Leon, Maria Werlau, and Geoff Thale."
Serial No. 114-219
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