Obama calls on Cuba to respect its people's rights
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is calling on the Cuban government
to respect the rights of its people.
In a statement Wednesday, Obama cited the recent jailhouse death of a
dissident on a hunger strike, uniformed Cuban security agents blocking
an opposition march by women demanding the released of jailed loved ones
and harassment of those who speak out for their fellow Cubans.
The president called the events "deeply disturbing" and said they show
that, instead of entering a new era, Cuban authorities continue to
respond to the aspirations of its people with a clenched fist.
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