The House passed a similar resolution earlier this month.
The resolution denounces recent suppression of political dissidents and demands that Fidel Castro's government release all political prisoners, legalize political parties and schedule free elections.
``Just over a year ago, Pope John Paul II traveled to Cuba and asked Fidel Castro to open up to the world,'' said Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., the prime sponsor. ``Castro's response was to launch one of the most regressive crackdowns of his 40-year reign of terror.''
The resolution is nonbinding on the administration.
Both chambers of Congress recently passed a similarly worded resolution condemning human rights abuses in China.
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