Havana, Nov 17. -The International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of Cuba has strongly rejected the European Parliament's resolution on human rights in the island.
Through an official declaration, Cuban lawmakers consider the resolution unacceptable, as it distorts reality and it is contrary to the principles of respect, equality and reciprocity contained in the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation (ADPC), signed between Havana, the European Union (EU) and its member states.
Using manipulations and alleged concerns over the current process of constitutional reform, the resolution tries to malign Cuba's image, thus hindering the successful implementation of the ADPC.
The Cuban statement insists the European Parliament document is interventionist and contrary to the principles of International Law.
“It is based on lies fabricated and disseminated by people who are not human rights advocates, who nobody knows nor our people accept, and who actually qualify as salaried agents of a foreign power,” the statement adds.
It upholds that in Cuba, unlike what happens in European societies, all human rights are promoted, protected, exercised and guaranteed.
The resolution also stresses the European Parliament has no right to judge democracy in Cuba, as it is participatory and popular, which has been shown in the recently concluded process of consultation of the draft of new Constitution.
It also states that in Cuba there is no transition and the country is immersed, by popular will, in a process of updating its model of economic and social development, whose objective is to ensure a more independent, sovereign, socialist, democratic nation, prosperous and sustainable. (Taken from Prensa Latina)