567. 3/26/2003

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the human rights situation in Cuba, and for other purposes. In the House of Representatives, March 26, 2003, Mr. [Jeff] Flake [U.S. Congressman] submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations;…Whereas the Cuban government continues to systematically violate fundamental civil and political rights of its citizens; Whereas the Cuban government denies citizens the freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and association; Whereas the Cuban government denies political dissidents and human rights advocates due process…Whereas in march 2003 the Cuban government detained dozens of independent journalists and political activists solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression…Whereas the goals of United States policy in Cuba is to promote a peaceful transition to democracy: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—(1) calls of the Cuban government to immediately release all prisoners of conscience, including those detained in March 2003; and (2) calls on the Cuban government to provide its citizens with internationally-accepted standards for civil, political, and human rights, and the opportunity to vote in free and fair elections…”

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the human rights situation in Cuba, and for other purposes,” The Library of Congress; Thomas, March 26, 2003

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