The Cuban exile asked for more sanctions from the United States and the European Union against the dictatorship for the repression of the protests.
Politicians and organizations said President Joe Biden took the first step, but they call for more measures. In Madrid, they requested punishments from the continental bloc for the hierarchs of the regime.
Politicians and exile groups saw the sanctions announced by US President Joe Biden on Thursday as a first step against the Cuban government. Still, he added about the beginnings for the Cuban people with the early Internet, which has been appearing since May 11.
The Cuban exile thanked the president for the sanctions, which were considered a first step in the face of complaints of false trials and forced disappearances on the island, especially of young protesters.
"It's a good first step for Biden, but it's not close enough. Biden must commit to keeping the embargo intact, prohibiting remittances and creating Internet access for Cuban protesters," said Cuban-American Congressman Carlos Giménez.
The Biden government on Thursday announced sanctions against Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) Minister Elarovo Lopez-Myra, and an elite military unit known as the "Black wasp" or "black berets."
The Cuban Human Rights Foundation (FHRC) said: "We commend the White House for its actions in Cuba today.
Toni Costa, its president, indicated that holding Cuban officials responsible" for the continuous repression of their compatriots is a necessary step to achieve change ." He added that "access to the Internet and information
is essential to enhance freedom of thought."
In this regard, he said that every citizen of Cuba can freely report and document any form of violence, arbitrary detention or other human rights violations.
While this is a good start, more needs to be done. María Elvira Salazar, a Cuban-American woman, said the Internet should work to provide immediate and uncensored access.
For his part, the mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez, who has said that military intervention should not be ruled out, told the press yesterday that they adopted a resolution urging President Biden to "take all necessary actions to help the people of Cuba to achieve freedom."
Meanwhile, the exile group Movimiento Democracia published "six" key measures to help protesters on the island.
They begin by "empowering the Cuban people with the ability to access the Internet, to receive information, to send and communicate with one another." The group emphasized inviting various embassies to enable open "Wi-Fi" capability for Cuban communication.
Strengthen the TV Mart signal and expand the power of Radio Marti both technically and budgetarily to make it more effective in capturing and disseminating the voices of civil society.
Punish repressors personally and individually under the Global Magnitsky Law on Human Rights Responsibility, aimed at imposing political and economic sanctions against agents involved in severe abuses.
This," with name and surname," and apply said sanctions when they are exposed to that possibility, including those who visit the United States.
Also, constantly denounce in all international forums the disappearances, arrests, torture, and violations of Cuban citizens fighting inside Cuba and demand that the institutions that monitor said rights require that they enter Cuba.
Call for an international coalition of countries to "put pressure on the Cuban dictatorship to stop the brutal human rights abuses and respect the right to free speech.
Finally, put into force the Sullivan principles of corporate social responsibility (in the version that would apply to Cuba, the Arcos Principles) for any company that does business with Cuba.
President Biden indicated that "the United States will continue to punish those responsible for the atrocities against the Cuban people" and "condemns the mass arrests and false trappings that are unjustly condemned with imprisonment." "Condemns those who dare to speak.
Cubans in Madrid asked for sanctions from the European Union
The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) demanded this Friday in Madrid that the European Union (EU) apply sanctions to the Cuban regime to force a "peaceful transition" to end the "violation of human rights" in the country by denouncing more than seven hundred detainees and disappeared in the recent protests on the island.
This non-governmental organization, which brings together different activists and exiles from Cuba, assured in an act in the capital of Spain that it had documented the arrest and disappearance of 601 men and 156 women, including 13 minors, since the beginning of the protests. Last July 11.
The detainees, who public defenders represent, see their judicial guarantees skewed, according to the OCDH, which denounces trials without prior police investigation or prosecution.
"The EU must condemn the repression. Individual sanctions should not be ruled recently approved for violators of human rights, "he told Efe Yaxys Ceris, director of strategy OCDH.
Last week, the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, accused the participants in the protests against his government of wanting to hijack the country's sovereignty.
"Behind these protests, there is no foreign power. On the contrary, the causes are the political, economic, and social failure of a regime that has been governing for more than sixty years", denounced Ceris.
"We believe that the general debate is not deciding whether it is a dictatorship or not. Therefore, we must see what to do to promote a peaceful transition process," said Elena Larrinaga, executive director of the Cuban Women's Network.