|Human Rights Day is Dec. 10|
The idea is that "...each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values," according to United Nations General Assembly, which created Human Rights Day in 1950.
Complaints about the human rights situation in Cuba are a cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the socialist government. The State Department's 2013 report on human rights in Cuba states:
The principal human rights abuses were abridgement of the right of citizens to change the government and the use of government threats, extrajudicial physical violence, intimidation, mobs, harassment, and detentions to prevent free expression and peaceful assembly.Download full report here.