Welcoming the four Cuban ex-prisoners, Human Rights Subcommittee Chair Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA, FI), said that “they had gone through a very difficult time. Conditions of imprisonment were very harsh: bad hygiene and sanitary conditions, excessive heat and humidity, poor alimentation, solitary confinement. We acknowledge and admire your strength and endurance, your faith and integrity to endure these very hard circumstances”. Ms Hautala also underlined that “releasing some of the prisoners and then sending them straight into exile is only partially a positive step. Another 115 political prisoners are still behind bars in Cuba.” [:]
Read the whole report on Cuba discussion of the Subcommittee of Human rights in the European parliament at the European parliament website.