No Human Rights in Cuba
By David Holcberg (Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2003)
The re-election of Cuba to the U.N. Human Rights Commission--chaired by terrorist-sponsoring Libya--demonstrates the total moral bankruptcy of the United Nations.
Cuba, which has recently jailed 75 political dissidents and has a long record of human rights violations, is a brutal communist dictatorship founded on the principle that individuals have no rights. As the recent execution of three men who hijacked a ferryboat to flee Cuba demonstrate, Cubans don't even have the right to leave the country.
Outraged at Cuba's election to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, the U.S. representative walked out of the meeting. The United States should follow his example and walk out of the United Nations.