Old Castro = New Castro

 Posted by on 11 December 2008 at 5:05 pm  Politics
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Remember this report from the Human Rights Foundation (which I support) next time you hear a leftist sing the praises of Cuba:

Cuba: Rights Activists Assaulted, Beaten, and Detained by Castro Government

At least 20 activists were detained in Cuba this week for planning to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). According to independent and verifiable sources inside Cuba, detainees, some of who were taken by force and beaten, include former political prisoners, human rights activists, opposition political leaders, and independent journalists.

“The government of Raul Castro is arresting human rights advocates for wanting to celebrate a declaration of human rights–it’s business as usual, the new boss is the same as the old boss,” said Sarah Wasserman, Chief Operating Officer of the Human Rights Foundation. “For a country that denies violating human rights, this is the epitome of hypocrisy; it’s evident that the Cuban government’s signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to notable pomp, circumstance, and self-congratulation earlier this year was just window-dressing.”

I’m not surprised.

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