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Biden says ‘just the beginning’ on Cuba sanctions for crackdown on protests
25 Jul 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that new U.S. sanctions on Cuba target those responsible for a crackdown on protesters and that they are only the first step in the American response.

“I unequivocally condemn the mass detentions and sham trials that are unjustly sentencing to prison those who dared to speak out in an effort to intimidate and threaten the Cuban people into silence,” Biden said in a statement.

The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister and an interior ministry special forces unit over allegations of human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government protests this month. read more

“This is just the beginning – the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people,” Biden said.

By Doina Chiacu, Reuters, 22 July 2021

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