Essay on Human Rights Violation in Cuba

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About 90 miles south of the most southern tip of Florida, known as the Key West is another country lying in the middle of the big open sea. Cuba remains home to many lighthouses, waterfalls, beaches, famous restaurants and many other tourist attractions that many visitors find fascinating. Despite all of the amazing things to do and see around the state there appears to be more than meets the eye. According to Country Specific Information there is a side of Cuba visitors are suspended from noticing. If the Cuban visitors witnessed the events it would change their minds in a heartbeat! In Cuba, human rights conditions still remain very poor, mostly because the government limits what rights that Cubans acquire as citizens. Even if a right …show more content…
Around the 1950’s when Cuba contained its role as one of Latin America’s major trade companies it was a stronger country than it is today. Considering the problems Cubans obtain from authorities and government officials there is concern for Cubans involving their human rights including lack of peaceful assembly and freedom of association, prisoners of conscience and lack of freedom of expression. The Cuban government curtails freedom of association and peaceful assembly, despite what Cuban law states, says Patricia Grogg. There are many things that citizens of the state are restricted from doing that would appear acceptable for a citizen of another more free country. Although the country says they allow their citizens freedom of association and peaceful assembly the Cubans have found that they are not allowed to exercise either of those rights if their association or assembly is belittling things that the state does. Also, there is a law that states that more than three people cannot have an unauthorized assembly. Typically if there is more than one it is not unusual for them to be detained. Many innocent people are arrested every day. In Cuba there is no limit on how long they can be held for or the conditions of their holdings. In Cuban authorities eyes if a citizen does something wrong or against the state they should serve as much time as they possibly can. Throughout Cuba many people are arrested and unfairly detained for years all for

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