Cuba: Democracy and Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 27th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Dodds of Duncairn Lord Dodds of Duncairn DUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the promotion of democracy and human rights in Cuba.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK government regularly raises these important issues with the Cuban Government. On 12 July, the UK was one of the first countries to publicly reaffirm the Cuban people's right to peaceful protest. Officials from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office spoke to the Cuban Ambassador on the same day, urging respect for fundamental human rights. On 14 July, the British Ambassador in Havana met with officials in the Cuban Government, and urged them to uphold freedom of expression in Cuba.

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