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It has been 20 years of shocking abuses at Guantanamo naval base, Diaz-Canel assures

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 11 (ACN) Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban communist party and president of the country, stressed today that there have already been 20 years of scandalous abuses in Cuban territory illegally occupied in Guantanamo Bay.

In a message published on Twitter, the president added that this is happening on the part of the biggest violators of human rights in the world.

Cuban leader accompanied his tweet with a statement published by Prensa Latina, which reported that a group of UN human rights experts condemned on Monday the abuses committed at the Guantanamo Naval Base prison, a territory illegally occupied by the United States in Cuba.

By means of a release, the independent rapporteurs of the multilateral organization pointed out that the prison located in that place carries out relentless and continuous violations of the basic guarantees of the prisoners.

In 2003, the prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base housed 700 convicts, and two decades later, there are still 39, of whom only nine have been charged or sentenced for any crime.

From 2002 to 2021, nine detainees died in custody, two of natural causes and seven reportedly committed suicide; none of them charged with or convicted of any crime.

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