In this submission Amnesty International expresses concerns about legal restrictions on fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. Amnesty International also raises concerns about the continued harassment of human rights defenders and political activists, some of whom are imprisoned and considered by Amnesty International to be prisoners of conscience. Cuba also uses its control over employment to stifle criticism of the government and independent trade unions are de facto prohibited. The right to education is also hampered by the government’s blocking of internet sites.
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