Cuba reiterated its call for the closure of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reiterated today the call for the closure of the prison at the Guantánamo Naval Base, installed by the United States against the will of this nation.

On his Twitter account, the top representative of the island's diplomacy posted a link to a recent United Nations report on that prison, and asked: How much more evidence is needed for the United States to close the detention and torture center it maintains in the Cuban territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base?

This report reports on the recent visit to that site, located in eastern Cuba, by the Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.

During her stay, the high-ranking official noted that the detainees there live with constant harm as a result of systematic practices of rendition, torture and arbitrary detention.

The expert expressed serious concerns about the continued detention of 30 men and the systematic arbitrariness that characterizes their daily lives, which leads to insecurity, suffering and anxiety for all, without exception, the text said.

The document also stated that all of these practices and omissions have cumulative and aggravating effects on the dignity and fundamental rights of the detainees, and amount to continuous cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and recommended, as a priority, the closure of the facility. 

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