Cuba reviewed by the Committee against Torture

On the 22nd and 23rd of
May the Committee Against Torture (CAT) held and interactive dialogue with a
delegation from Cuba led by Rafael
Pino BecquerDeputy
Attorney General of Cuba, following the submission of a national report.

Among the topics discussed were: Habeas Corpus, prison conditions,
abusive treatment within prisons, police conduct, forced emigration, the harassment
of individuals, attacks on political activists and their families, the definitions
of crimes within the Cuban Criminal Code, conditions within psychiatric
hospitals and individuals judged “socially dangerous”. At points the committee experts
referred to specific, sometimes high profile, cases to support their questions
and in some instances the delegation provided extremely detailed responses.
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questions asked by the committee:
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answers given by the Cuban delegation: