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국제인권감시단체들 ‘쿠바에 반체제 인사 석방 촉구’ (E)


국제인권감시단체들은 쿠바가 5년전 반체제 인사들에 대한 단속으로 투옥한 75명의 인사들 가운데 인권운동가와 언론인 등 50여명을 석방할 것을 촉구했습니다.

‘앰네스티 인터내셔널’과 ‘휴먼 라이츠 퍼스트’는 18일 발표한 성명에서 50여명의 구금자들이 무조건 즉각 석방돼야 할 것이라고 말했습니다.

이 단체들은 이들이 현재 병에 걸려 치료가 필요하다고 지적했습니다.

뉴욕에 본부를 둔 ‘언론인보호위원회’도 18일 현재 구금돼 있는 독립적인 언론인들에 초점을 맞춘 보고서를 발표했습니다.

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Human rights and journalism advocacy groups are calling on Cuba to release several activists and journalists who were among 75 people rounded up five years ago in a broad crackdown on dissent.

Amnesty International and the group Human Rights First released statements today (Tuesday), saying the more than 50 remaining detainees should be set free immediately and without conditions. They say several of the prisoners are very ill and need care.

Also today (Tuesday), the (New York-based) Committee to Protect Journalists issued a new report that focused on a group of independent journalists who remain behind bars as a result of the crackdown.

Cuban authorities began rounding up the activists on March 18th, 2003, and later sentenced them to terms of up to 28 years in prison for treason. Some have since been released, including four who were set free in February, for health reasons.

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