Cuba Reiterates Firm Commitment against Torture at United Nations
Havana, May 25 (RHC)-- A report by Cuban Deputy Attorney General to the United Nations Rafael Pino Bécquer denounces the misinformation campaign that the United States finances and promotes against Cuba’s penal and justice systems. The report reiterates Cuba’s commitment against all kinds of abuses, as part of its obligation as a state that signed the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Cubadefended its legal guarantees since the triumph of the Revolution, and cited the Penal Code, which establishes more than 10 criminal statutes that offer adequate protection against any mistreatment.
The Cuban representative to the United Nations presented evidence of advances in the national penal, justice and penitentiary systems, and emphasized the important role of the public prosecutor’s office as an organization that assures the protection and promotion of the rights of Cuban prisoners.
The deputy attorney general also pointed to the measures taken by the island’s authorities that guarantee prisoners have access to education and training, allowing them to find a dignified job upon their release.