HAVANA, Dec 11 (ACN) Solidarity and human rights organizations in Switzerland submitted to the government and the federal parliament a demand for the authorities of that country to oppose and denounce the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
More than 2,200 people signed the document denouncing that this American policy constitutes a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, and the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean island.
They criticize the main Swiss banks, which surrender to Washington's directives for fear of reprisals, thus joining the blockade against Cuba.
Swiss banks are participating in this opportunistic game, succumbing to pressure from the U.S. government and participating in this criminal war, instead of committing to ethical principles, respect for international law and the defense of their clients' rights, they added.
The signatures collected on the Unblock Cuba complaint were officially presented at the Federal foreign office in Bern, the capital, by representatives of the Swiss-Cuba Association and MediCuba Switzerland, along with six other organizations that co-sponsored the petition.
This initiative was developed as part of the Unblock Cuba campaign, deployed in October and November by solidarity organizations with Cuba in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and also included the posting of flyers in public spaces in the cities of Bern, Geneva, Ticino, Basel and Vaud.