Sunday, November 18, 2007

Elimination of anti-Cuba human rights mandate a victory

Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba termed a victory and devastating coup to the US anti-Cuban plans the ratification by the UN General Assembly to eliminate the mandate against the island as for human rights.

"The decision is a devastating coup to the Bush administration"s imperial plans against Cuba," stated a declaration by the island"s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Some 168 countries supported Friday the Caribbean island at the UN Committee in charge of social and humanitarian affairs to eliminate the resolution that support the appointment of a special rapporteur for Cuba.

The document entitled "Human Rights: Historic Victory after 20 Years of Battle," stressed that the multi-national forum has echoed the recommendation by the Human Rights Council in Geneva to eliminate the figure of the rapporteur for the island.

Year after year and for two decades, the US government have approved that mandate "through blackmails, threats and coercion," stated the declaration.

"This decision," noted the document, "strengthens Cuba"s victory in its tough confrontation to the manipulation of the human rights, reaffirming once more the international isolation of the White House" anti-Cuban policy.

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