16 de diciembre: resultado de la votación sobre Cuba en el Parlamento Europeo

Premios Sájarov de Cuba - Berta Soler y Guillermo Fariñas

En Madrid, a 16 de diciembre de 2021, votación sobre Cuba en el Parlamento Europeo.

A continuación, se exponen los resultados de las 20 votaciones de la Resolución sobre Cuba en el Parlamento Europeo:

VOTOS DE LA RESOLUCIÓN COMPLETA SOBRE CUBA (16/12/21):

VOTOS A FAVOR: 393; EN CONTRA: 150; ABSTENCIONES: 119

La Resolución que fue votada se puede descargar aquí.

Otras votaciones particulares en el proceso de votación sobre Cuba en el Parlamento Europeo este día 16 de diciembre

También han sido votados por todo el Parlamento Europeo muchos de los artículos de la Resolución, con resultados absolutamente aplastantes contra la represión de conciencia en Cuba:

La primera votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

1.Condemns in the strongest terms the systematic abuses against protestors, political dissidents, religious leaders, human rights activists and independent artists, among others, including their arbitrary detention and abusive restrictions on their movements and communications, such as house arrests and surveillance, and torture and ill-treatment perpetrated by the Cuban Government;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 614: EN CONTRA: 34; ABSTENCIONES: 36

La segunda votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

2. Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of José Daniel Ferrer, Lady in White Aymara Nieto, Maykel Castillo, Luis Robles, Félix Navarro, Luis Manuel Otero, Reverend Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo and Andy Dunier García, and of all those detained for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; calls on the Cuban authorities to drop abusive criminal charges and allow those in exile to return to their country, including, for example, Yunior García; condemns the use of systematic forced expatriations on grounds of conscience by the Cuban Government; denounces the recent abduction and arbitrary detention of the Sakharov Prize laureate Guillermo Fariñas and, in spite of his recent release, calls for the regular and persistent arbitrary arrests and harassment he faces to be put to an end;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 600; EN CONTRA: 25; ABSTENCIONES: 62

La tercera votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

3. Condemns the torture, inhuman, degrading and ill-treatment being carried out by the Cuban authorities; calls for prompt and impartial investigation of such cases and for the families of victims to be granted immediate access and for the victims to be given medical care of their choice;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 625; EN CONTRA: 27; ABSTENCIONES: 34

La cuarta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

4. Calls for credible guarantees of the right to a fair trial and of the independence of the judiciary, and calls for assurances that persons deprived of their liberty have access to an independent lawyer;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 627; EN CONTRA: 27; ABSTENCIONES: 33

La quinta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

5. Urges the Cuban authorities to immediately put an end to the policy of repression, which maintains a culture of fear and quashes all forms of dialogue, as well as freedom of expression and assembly; expresses its condemnation of Cuba’s continued repressive and intimidating strategies aimed at obstructing any civil society pro-democracy initiatives, such as the civic march called for 15 November 2021, which did not take place as a result of threats, harassment, sieges, detentions and several other repressive actions against civilians; stresses that fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression, association and assembly, must always be upheld and respected; calls on the Cuban authorities to ensure and guarantee the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly at all times by allowing peaceful demonstrations in the country;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 502; EN CONTRA: 33; ABSTENCIONES: 151

La sexta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

6. Insists that the Cuban authorities ensure that the economic, social and cultural rights of the population are met, in order to address their need for greater access to food and medicines, and to provide an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 594; EN CONTRA: 37; ABSTENCIONES: 55

La séptima votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

7. Calls on the Cuban authorities to immediately grant the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders access to the country in order to document the human rights situation in Cuba;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 609; EN CONTRA: 18; ABSTENCIONES: 60

La octava votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

8. Reiterates its call for the Member States, the EEAS and its delegation in Cuba to firmly and publicly condemn the arbitrary detention and confinement of Mr Ferrer, Ms Nieto, Mr Castillo, Mr Otero, Mr Robles, Mr Navarro, Reverend Rosales Fajardo, Mr García Lorenzo and the hundreds of peaceful demonstrators imprisoned as a consequence of the 11 July and 15 November demonstrations and to take all necessary action to defend democracy and human rights; sends the firmest support to the artists forced into expatriation, and to the journalists, human rights defenders and social and political activists suffering forced exile from Cuba, such as Mr García Aguilera;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 478; EN CONTRA: 36; ABSTENCIONES: 172

La novena votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

9. Requests the Cuban authorities to grant access to an EU delegation and to representatives of the Member States, as well as to independent human rights organisations, to monitor the trials and conduct prison visits of the hundreds of activists and ordinary Cubans who continue to be detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly, including those charged with provisions of the criminal code such as ‘contempt’, ‘resistance’ and incitement to commit a crime’, among other charges;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 580; EN CONTRA: 55; ABSTENCIONES: 52

La décima votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

10. Urges the Cuban Government to align its human rights policy with the international standards defined in the charters, declarations and international instruments to which Cuba is a signatory and to allow civil society and opposition political actors to actively participate in political and social life, without restrictions, while guaranteeing and implementing fundamental freedoms; calls on the Cuban authorities to listen to the voices of its citizens and to engage in a democratic national process;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 602; EN CONTRA: 33; ABSTENCIONES: 51

La décima primera votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

11. Condemns the arbitrary revocation of EFE’s press credentials and all arbitrary restrictions on the work of international and Cuban press correspondents;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 619; EN CONTRA: 32; ABSTENCIONES: 35

La décima segunda, votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo del dispositivo 12:

12/1. Recalls its strong support for human rights defenders in Cuba and their work; calls on all Member State representatives to raise human rights concerns and enhance their support for genuine and independent civil society during visits to the Cuban authorities, and to meet the Sakharov Prize laureates when visiting Cuba in order to ensure the consistent internal and external application of the EU’s human rights policy, thereby strengthening the participation of independent civil society representatives and improving the work of human rights defenders;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 597; EN CONTRA: 59; ABSTENCIONES: 31

La décima tercera votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo del dispositivo 12:

12/2. Regrets the fact that Cuban and European independent civil society representatives have been excluded from taking part in the dialogue, which is binding according to the provisions of the PDCA; regrets the divergence in positions and policies on Cuba between the EEAS and the European Parliament and strongly calls on the EEAS to not abandon the civil society of Cuba;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 366; EN CONTRA: 261; ABSTENCIONES: 60

La décima cuarta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

13. Deeply regrets the fact that the Cuban authorities are refusing to allow the European Parliament, its delegations and some political groups to visit Cuba in spite of Parliament having given its consent to the PDCA; calls on the authorities to immediately allow entry to the country;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 507; EN CONTRA: 134; ABSTENCIONES: 46

La décima quinta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo del dispositivo 12:

14. (Amendment) Stresses the obligation for all parties to fulfil the binding provisions of the PDCA and the resolution of 5 July 2017; in this context, recalls that all dialogue between the European Union and Cuban civil society on funding opportunities must be held only with independent civil society organisations, guaranteeing, under direct supervision of the EU, that no funding contributes to financing the Cuban regime or its organisations and that it directly and exclusively improves the standard of living of Cuban people;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 124; EN CONTRA: 359; ABSTENCIONES: 204

La décima sexta votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

14. (Original) Stresses the obligation for all parties to fulfil the binding provisions of the PDCA and the resolution of 5 July 2017; in this context, recalls that all dialogue between the European Union and Cuban civil society on funding opportunities must be held only with independent civil society organisations, making sure that any funding does not contribute to financing the Cuban regime and that it intends to improve the standard of living of Cuban people;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 376; EN CONTRA: 239; ABSTENCIONES: 72

La décima séptima votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

15. Expresses its regret that, in spite of the PDCA’s adoption, the situation of democracy and human rights has not improved but has, on the contrary, seriously deteriorated; recalls that in the light of the PDCA, Cuba must respect and consolidate the principles of the rule of law, democracy and human rights; deeply regrets the fact that all of the cases mentioned above constitute additional and permanent breaches of the Agreement;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 390; EN CONTRA: 230; ABSTENCIONES: 62

La décima octava votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

16. Reiterates its call on the Council to adopt sanctions against those responsible for the persistent human rights violations in Cuba;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 388; EN CONTRA: 260; ABSTENCIONES: 39

La décima novena votación adicional sobre epígrafes votaba el siguiente párrafo:

18. Reiterates its call for the European Union to trigger Article 85(3)(b) in order to call for an immediate meeting of the joint committee on the grounds of breaches of the agreement on the part of the Cuban Government, which constitute a ‘case of special urgency’, which may lead to the suspension of the agreement for continuous, serious and material violations of democratic principles and lack of respect for all basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which constitute an essential element of this Agreement, as enshrined in Article 1(5), and failure to address them in spite of the numerous calls to do so;

VOTOS A FAVOR: 388; EN CONTRA: 259; ABSTENCIONES: 40

Así fue la votación sobre Cuba en el Parlamento Europeo.

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