Upon addressing a virtual forum of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which entered its third week this Monday, the Cuban ambassador stressed that such a noble term should not be used for those individuals.
Mercenaries and campaigns at the UN against Cuba
For decades, mercenaries and people convicted of common crimes have been used as spearheads from Miami, the United States, to promote campaigns against Cuba and generate instability, promoting them as human rights defenders.
Mary Lawlor, special rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, presented at the forum her report, a document that the permanent representative of Cuba considered a bearer of a worrying reality.
Regarding Cuba, Lawlor pointed out that thousands of people defend daily human rights in diverse spheres and they have the State’s full support and recognition.