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Cuba’s truth versus the paid lie

Medicos cuba mundoA crude anti-Cuban maneuver failed July 3, at the 44th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), orchestrated by a mercenary in the service of the U.S. government, in collusion with right wing extremists in Miami.

Diplomat Jairo Rodríguez Hernández, member of the Cuban Permanent Mission in Geneva, responded to the slanderous comments made by Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, in an attempt to discredit our country’s international medical cooperation and national public health system.

With the principled deliberation characteristic of Cuban diplomats, Rodríguez pointed out that the accusations made by this individual were false, based on absurd arguments, with intentions totally alien to the defense of human rights:

“For what purpose? We should ask the Miami-based propaganda machine, which has promoted the entire show on social media and digital outlets based on totally false information, regarding this subject,” he stated.

Rodríguez condemned the individual’s accusations, including references to his health condition and that of his family, which were not only absurd, but more fitting in a bad novel.

The diplomat noted that the Cuban state devotes significant effort and resources to ensure the right to health for all citizens, universally available and free of charge, without distinction or discrimination of any kind.

He categorically rejected and denounced any attempt to tarnish the exemplary record of Cuban international medical cooperation and link it to criminal trafficking in persons.

“The source of the mandate followed by the empire’s acolyte is well known. Cuba has an exemplary record of action in the fight against human trafficking and maintains a policy of zero tolerance toward any form of this crime,” Rodríguez emphasized.

He noted that it is regrettable that real organizations and human rights defenders in Cuba do not have the resources to travel to Geneva and participate in such hearings and contribute to the work of the HRC, while organizations like Engineers of the World, of which this individual is not a member, openly traffic in influence, lending themselves to accrediting such persons, whose objectives are totally alien to the promotion and protection of human rights.

Rodríguez demanded that the body, which has more significant and urgent matters to address, be given the respect and consideration it deserves.

Earlier, when the counter-revolutionary paid by Washington attempted to intervene in the HRC hearing, the Cuban diplomatic representation in Geneva objected with several point of order motions, supported by several countries, including Venezuela, China and Eritrea.

The farce set up for the media show to attack Cuba failed completely, as the mercenary was unable to perform his task.

Who is Ariel Ruiz Urquiola?

This individual, a biologist and holder of land in usufruct in Viñales, was trained and developed by the U.S. government’s subversive apparatus, as an alleged environmental activist and human rights defender to serve the country’s hostile policy toward Cuba.

He was sentenced in Case No. 8 of 2018 by a Municipal Court to one year’s imprisonment for contempt of court, as stipulated in article 144, paragraph 1, of the Criminal Code, with all aspects of due process respected, including the right to defense and legal representation, the right to a fair and impartial trial, the independence of judges, the collegiate nature of the courts, and the public, oral nature of trial proceedings.

On May 3, 2018, two Forest Ranger Corps agents heard the sound of a chainsaw while making their usual rounds to prevent illegal logging in the area known as El Cuajaní, in the municipality of Viñales, Pinar del Río province.

Moving toward the sound, they found citizen Ruiz operating a chainsaw, having already felled six royal palms in perfect condition.

As a result of the investigation and evidence presented during the oral proceedings, it was clearly demonstrated that Ruiz offended the two forest rangers in the exercise of their duties, and attempted to obstruct their proceedings.

He received a home visit, in January this year, from Mara Tekach, U.S. chargé d’affaires in Havana, as the U.S. representative herself reported on the embassy’s official Twitter account.

Media reports indicate that the official representative of Washington in Havana applauded the appearance before the HRC of this individual, who went so far as to invent the idea that he had been purposefully infected with the AIDS virus, a disease for which he receives quality treatment, free of charge, by the same health system he attempts to defame.

(Source: Granma)

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