US Imposes Visa Restrictions On Nine Cuban Officials - Blinken


US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Nine Cuban Officials - Blinken

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st December, 2021) The United States has imposed visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials for targeting peaceful demonstrators, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.

"In the wake of the Cuban regime's actions targeting peaceful demonstrators on November 15, the Department of State has imposed visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials implicated in attempts to silence the voices of the Cuban people through repression and unjust detentions," Blinken said in a statement.

These nine individuals include high-ranking members of the ministries of the interior and the revolutionary armed forces, he added.

Blinken accused the Cuban government of bullying activists, detaining journalists and opposition members and revoking reporters' credentials. "The designated individuals today took action to deny Cubans their rights to free expression and peaceful assembly," he noted.