April 18, 2000
U.N. Rights Body Condemns Abuses in
Filed at 11:40 a.m. ET. By Reuters. The New York Times. April 18, 2000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The main United Nations human rights forum Tuesday adopted a resolution denouncing Cuba for repressing political dissent and religious groups.
The resolution was put forward by the Czech Republic and Poland and backed by the United States.
The vote in the forum, holding its annual session in Geneva, was 21-to-18 with 14 abstentions, the chairman announced.
As the vote took place at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Cuba's Communist Party said some 100,000 Cubans would march in Havana.
Cuban's delegation, in a statement before the vote, told the forum that the United States stood behind the text and Washington's intention was to hurt Cuban President Fidel Castro.
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