Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
ANNUAL REPORT 1970
In May 1963 and in April 1967, the Commission approved reports on the situation regarding human rights in Cuba, which were transmitted to the governments of the member states through their representatives on the Council of the Organization. Both of these reports contain the background of the Commission's activities in relation to the situation regarding human rights in Cuba and an account of the denunciations and testimony received on violations of human rights in that country.
From the publication of these reports to the end of 1970, the Commission has continued to receive communications or complaints in which acts in violation of human rights in Cuba are denounced. The great majority of these denunciations refer to the conditions under which political prisoners are confined, as well as the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment to which they are subjected.
On a number of occasions the Commissions has addressed the Government of Cuba, requesting information on the new acts denounced or authorization to visit Cuban territory. In view of the silence of the Cuban authorities and the provisions of Article 51, paragraph 1 of the Regulations, the Commission, on the basis of the acts denounced and other evidence in its possession, reached the following conclusions at its twenty-fifth Session: