“Only our courts, and not any European authority, are empowered to pass judgments with strict adherence to due process of law,” Cuban Politburo member and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parilla said on Twitter, firmly rejecting the High Representative’s statement on Cuba. European Union (EU), Josep Borrell.
The #European Union It must deal with the repressive events that occur in member states with minors who are held in their prisons
The European Union, acting with clear double standards, has no right or moral authority to interfere in matters that concern only the Cuban state. 2/2
– Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) March 30, 2022
The chancellor added that the European Union must deal with the events of repression that occur in its member states, and with the minors held in its prisons. He denounced that “the European Union has no right or moral authority to interfere in matters that concern the Cuban state only.”
The Ambassador of the Greater Antilles to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the European Union, Yara Jiménez Roig, noted that “the European Union is once again opposed to strengthening relations with Cuba and denies interest in strengthening the political dialogue and cooperation agreement between the two parties. Cuba does not accept interference in its internal affairs. In addition, The United States’ constant aggression against Cuba is being ignored. He stressed the United States of America, the blockade of genocide, and the unfettered incitement of hatred against our political and social project.
On 30 March, the European Council published a Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the Trials and Judgments relating to the events of July 11 and 12, 2021 in Cuba, which describes the sentences as “disproportionate”, among other things. Intervention criteria, calling on the Cuban authorities to allow the diplomatic corps to attend the trials.
Member of the European Parliament and member of the Spanish Communist Party, Mano Pineda, expressed that he considers this declaration an unacceptable interference in the decisions of the judicial system of a sovereign state. (international editorial)