Jeremy Corbyn Praises Fidel Castro’s ‘Heroism’ After Former Cuban Leader’s Death

Corbyn admitted that the communist revolutionary had “flaws” but praised him for his role in ending South African Apartheid.

Castro faced criticism over a number of human rights issues during his rule, including repeated political detention, censorship and the oppression of LGBT people.

Even today, Cuba still faces a number of these issues, according to Human Rights Watch, which says:The Cuban government continues to repress dissent and discourage public criticism.

“It now relies less on long-term prison sentences to punish its critics, but short-term arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders, independent journalists, and others have increased dramatically in recent years. 

“Other repressive tactics employed by the government include beatings, public acts of shaming, and the termination of employment.”

But according to the Guardian, Corbyn said on Saturday: “I have constantly raised the issues of human rights abuses everywhere in the world and if LGBT people are wrongly and badly treated and people are denied the freedom of speech, then that is wrong.

“I have never shied away from raising human rights concerns in any country in the world in any circumstances and I never will.”

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