The US Senate has condemned the Cuban dictatorship's crackdown on protesters.

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source: www.foreign.senate.gov

The US Senate has condemned the Cuban dictatorship's crackdown on protesters.

The pronouncement was promoted by the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Cuban-American Bob Menéndez.

Earlier, the Treasury Department announced measures against the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Minister, Álvaro López-Miera, and a senior military unit known as the "black wasps" or "black berets."

The United States Senate approved a unanimous resolution condemning the "repression" in Cuba after the protests of July 11 and sent a message of solidarity to the people of the Caribbean country.

On Monday, U.S. senators approved the name Washington Street in front of the Cuban embassy in honor of former Cuban opposition Oswaldo Paya (1952-2012).

The statement was promoted by the president of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Cuban-American Bob Menéndez.

The legislator highlighted in his speech that, bypassing the resolution, the Senate sends "a powerful message about the true historical events that have occurred on the island in recent weeks."

The resolution circumvented a blocking attempt by Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott, who wanted to toughen the text but ultimately withdrew his objection.

The decision joins a series of declarations and sanctions announced by the Administration of US President Joe Biden against authorities in Havana.

According to Menendez, the Senate "adds its voice to the ongoing efforts with this resolution." It also strengthens solidarity with the Cuban people to restore democracy and human rights in their country.

The Democratic senator assured that the Cuban government "has arrested more than 700 people" after the demonstrations.

Menéndez indicated that most of the detainees remain "incommunicado," while "dozens more "are being subjected to "summary trials, without access to legal defense" or due process.

On Monday, U.S. senators approved the name Washington Street in front of the Cuban embassy in honor of former Cuban opposition Oswaldo Paya (1952-2012).

In addition, last Friday, the Biden Government sanctioned the National Revolutionary Police (PNR), its director, Óscar Callejas Valcarce, and his deputy director, Eddy Sierra Arias, for their alleged role in the repression of the unprecedented anti-government demonstrations in that country.

Earlier, the Treasury Department announced measures against the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Minister, Álvaro López-Miera, and a senior military unit known as the "black wasps" or "black berets."