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Press Conference on Crimes Against Humanity in Cuba

  May 8, 2019

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) will host a press conference by the NGO Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) on Tuesday, May 14 at 09:30 EDT (13:30 EDT) at the Organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

During the event, CPD will present an international complaint that has submitted to different fora (the International Criminal Court, United Nations Committees, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and others) on serious human rights violations and crimes against humanity committed by the Cuban regime. The complaint refers to the thousands of Cuban medical personnel who are forced to serve in medical missions abroad, under conditions of slavery, for the economic benefit of the Cuban government.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro will give the opening remarks, followed by these presentations:

• Carlos Rojas, Congressman for Granada, Congress of Deputies, Spain.
• Javier Larrondo, founder, Cuban Prisoners Defenders
• Sebastián Rivero, criminal attorney and founder, Cuban Prisoners Defenders
• Blas Jesús Imbroda, former President of the International Criminal Bar (2017-2019)

Members of the media who wish to cover this event should send their name and affiliation to OASpress@oas.org. On the day of the event press credentials and personal identification will be required.

The event will be broadcast live on the OAS Website and the OAS Facebook page.

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

WHAT: Press Conference on Crimes Against Humanity in Cuba

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 EDT (13:30 GMT)

WHERE: San Martín Room
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-106/19