But also another definition of TORTURE is: “Very intense and continuous pain or suffering, moral or physical, that a person feels.”
And it is this, it is the most exact definition to understand that we Cubans are tortured daily by that cruel, criminal and genocidal dictatorship implanted in our country in 1959.
"The Communist Party of Cuba is currently the rector of religious freedom in Cuba because there is no legislation that establishes the legal framework for the defense of religious rights," reveals the new report by the organization Prisoners Defenders, in which evidence that at least 93% of those surveyed suffer some type of repressive act for religious reasons.
Canada has a policy, in general, of upholding human rights and democracy throughout the world. This must be applied in a principled manner. Defending human rights should not be political, partisan or geopolitical. Canada should uphold human rights and democracy in all arenas. Doing so requires us to take a critical look at our policy toward regimes like the one in Havana, with which we have historically been soft, and seek approaches that are more consistent with our interests and values.