The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) today released the following statement about the passage of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan, bicameral Resolution
“Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) has been a longtime champion for human rights and democracy in Cuba, and we applaud his leadership in moving this resolution forward. The Senate’s unanimous approval sends a clear message to the Cuban people that they are not alone and urges other international governments to follow suit. ” said Tony Costa, President of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC).
“We commend the strong support from U.S. Sen. Rubio (R-FL), who intimately understands the cruelty and brutality that Diaz-Canel’s regime used against peaceful demonstrators demanding ‘Libertad!’ on and after July 11th because of 62 years of a failed communist dictatorship. Thanks to the determination of all members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Sen. Scott’s (R-FL) tireless commitment, this Resolution sets the tone for future U.S. action.
“This Cuba resolution comes on the heels of a joint statement from 21 democratic governments, including the U.S., condemning the regime’s detention of protesters and disrespect for universal human rights. The world is watching and will continue to demand that the voices of the ‘pueblo Cubano’ be heard and respected.”
About the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) is a 501 [c]3 nonprofit organization established in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba. FHRC seeks to empower human rights defenders and activists who are working for change in Cuba through non-violent means. These include prisoners of conscience and their families, independent journalists, legal defense, bloggers and any marginalized sector of the society. FHRC also maintains initiatives outside of Cuba to promote efforts by Cuban Civil Society including fundraising and awareness campaigns. To learn more visit www.fhrcuba.org
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