Cuba won't say if UN can investigate its prisons
2010-03-04 01:21 AM
The Cuban foreign minister won't say if a U.N. torture investigator can
examine Cuba's prisons, despite an international outcry over a jailed
Bruno Rodriguez says Cuba has invited the U.N. official but wants to
negotiate conditions for his visit.
U.N. investigators reject restrictions on whom they can talk to and what
prisons they can see. That has blocked them from probing Russia and the
U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Rodriguez called the late Orlando Zapata Tamayo a common criminal. He
refused to utter the 42-year-old construction worker's name, but told
journalists in Geneva the inmate was treated humanely.
Zapata Tamayo died Feb. 23, having refused food since December. His
death provoked international criticism.
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