Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council inconsiderately prevented Cuban opponent Ariel Ruíz Urquiola from expressing his condemnation of human trafficking in his country.
Ruíz Urquiola had only 90 seconds to make his complaint known but was incessantly interrupted by the sounds of blows on the tables and frivolous appeals made by representatives of countries such as Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and China, according to Breitbart on July 3.
The session lasted a total of 13 minutes, during which members of the totalitarian countries prevented the Cuban opponent from completing the brief message he had tried so hard to deliver.
Only the Australian representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council intervened to allow the short speech to continue.
Ruíz Urquiola, a human rights biologist, was forced to go on a weeklong hunger strike outside the U.N. headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to be given the opportunity to address the committee.
His central theme was the “slavery of modern times,” as he cataloged the sale of the services of Cuban doctors, who are sent by the Cuban regime to allied countries, earning an estimated $11 billion.
“The system of slave doctors violates the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and, in addition to harming the doctors themselves, has a great cost for the Cuban people,” said Ruíz Urquiola after the interrupted session.
The income that comes from the slave doctors “is used to repress the average Cuban citizen, who is also under a regime of modern slavery,” added Ruíz Urquiola.
This well-known form of financing used by Castro’s communist regime was denounced by the Organization of American States (OAS), which considered the trade in Cuban slave doctors as “human trafficking.”
The anti-slavery organization Unseen, said human trafficking is defined as the “movement of persons by such means as force, fraud, coercion, or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.”
The Cuban opponent also denounced the high income obtained by the regime is not destined to the specialized care of the Cuban sick, to whom they only provide placebos, increasing their suffering.
Ruíz Urquiola tried to present the specific case of his sister, a breast cancer patient, who had her specialized medical services suspended in retaliation for her activism in defense of human rights in Cuba.
It was outrageous for the speaker that within the international entity supposedly dedicated to the care of human rights around the world, it was impossible to expose a case of slavery like the one suffered by the Cuban people.
“Until when will the Cuban government’s crimes against humanity go unpunished,” was the last of Urquiola’s expressions that he was only able to utter completely outside the U.N. facilities, broadcast by Telemundo.