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Cuba: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3830, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise human rights abuses with the government of Cuba, including the rights to freedom of assembly, expression, and religion or belief; and whether they plan to send an observer from the British Embassy in Cuba to attend the trial of Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo.

Answered on

16 November 2021

Our constructive and honest relationship with Cuba allows for frank dialogue on matters on which we do not agree. UK ministers and senior officials have raised our concerns over the approach to public demonstrations directly with the Cuban Government, including twice over the last month. The British Embassy in Havana also regularly raises these issues with the Cuban Government, and will continue to monitor the situation closely, including Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo's trial.