COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today announced she will be introducing a resolution that expresses support for the Cuban people in their fight for freedom.
“Since Fidel Castro illegitimately and violently seized power, hundreds of thousands of Cuban nationals have fled communist oppression,” said Gross. “Ohio should stand in solidarity with the Cuban people and call for the release of all political prisoners and for the end of acts of repression and other human rights abuse.”
Significant human rights abuses include unlawful and arbitrary killings, torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of political dissidents, harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, and more, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2020 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Cuba.
The resolution also urges other democracies and regional and multilateral organizations to affirm that violence against the unarmed people of Cuba will not be tolerated.