Thursday, October 06, 2011

British ambassador on short term detentions

29 September 2011

British ambassador Dianna Melrose comments on the situation.

Commenting on recent reports of short term detentions in Cuba, British ambassador Dianna Melrose said:

“We are concerned about increased reports of political and human rights activists being detained for short periods. The high number of detentions in Santa Clara and Eastern Cuba are a cause of particular concern, as is the aggressive treatment of the Damas de Blanco, and we urge the Cuban authorities to allow peaceful activists to go about their work free from arrest or the fear of it. President Raúl Castro has emphasised the need to tolerate different views and we hope this will translate into reality”

H/T to Joseito!

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