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US sanctions Cuban officials

Regional 12 Jul, 2022 Follow News

Cuban protestors were unjustly punished

Cuban officials who imposed astonishing punishments on last year’s peaceful protestors are being sanctioned by the United States State Department. 

It announced visa restrictions on Saturday against 28 Cuban officials that it said were implicated in a crackdown on largely peaceful protests in Cuba last July.

In a statement, the department said the restrictions would apply to high-ranking members of the Cuban Communist Party and officials who work in the island’s state communications and media sectors.

Cuba´s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez fumed at the US measures and policy toward Cuba on social media, saying they are violating international law.

“In view of failed attempt to provoke popular uprising in Cuba in 2021, the US government and its Secretary of State are seeking to discredit people’s victory over imperialist aggression,” Rodriguez said.

Cuba has said the US Cold War-era economic embargo, combined with alleged efforts to foment protests on the island, are aimed at toppling the communist-run government.

Cuban authorities sentenced hundreds to jail time on charges from public disorder to sedition after the protests, the largest anti-government protests in decades. Other dissidents have fled the island to exile.

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