Cuba: UN rights resolution rejected

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Moments after the vote was passed, Cuba’s foreign minister described it as completely illegitimate.

The resolution, brought by the US, calls for the renewal of the mandate of a UN envoy to investigate alleged human rights abuses on the communist island.

The envoy was appointed in 2003, but Cuba has never allowed her to visit.

Christine Chanet recently urged Cuba to release imprisoned dissidents and allow its people freedom of expression and freedom of travel.