October 27, 2021

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Biden supported the world’s “captive nations” fighting against “repressive governments” such as China, Cuba, Venezuela or Russia.

US President Joe Biden (Photo: EFE)

US President Joe Biden released this Friday a The statement of support, which it describes as the world’s “captive nations”, states that its people are “routinely abused by repressive governments”, referring to China, Cuba, Belarus, Burma, Russia or Venezuela.

No nation or conscience can ignore the voices of those who cry out for freedom. Like the Belarusians who peacefully demand their democratic elections or the brave people of Hong Kong who demand the autonomy and independence promised by Beijing. ”

Biden also mentioned “Millions of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have been unjustly imprisoned and subjected to surveillance and forced labor” by Chinese authorities, As well as “the determination of those who reject military rule Burma, Opposing dictatorship Venezuela Or go out into the streets Cuba Demanding freedom to face brutal state repression ” “Ethnic minorities are being persecuted for resisting Crimea’s illegal Russian occupation.”

Demonstration in Cuba against the government of Miguel Diaz-Colonel (Photo: AFP)
Demonstration in Cuba against the government of Miguel Diaz-Colonel (Photo: AFP)

These types of abuses are not new, but they are still a serious threat, as they always have beenSaid the President. So, “Captive Countries Week, Which begins on Sunday, July 18 and runs until the 24th of this month “It reaffirms its commitment to progress in the Declaration of Justice for All.”

“As We have a special responsibility to lead the world’s oldest democracy, both at home and abroad, To show us and the world that democracy can deliver results not only by the power of our example, but by the power of our example. All, ”he said.

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What else, Biden stood in solidarity with human rights activists and pro-democracy activists around the world, and acknowledged that they risked their lives for the rights of others on a daily basis.

Opponents of China's autonomy from former British colony call on Hong Kong leaders (Photo: Reuters)
Opponents of China’s autonomy from former British colony call on Hong Kong leaders (Photo: Reuters)

Captive Nations Week was founded on July 17, 1959, and since then, the third week of each year has been commemorated. It has been a tradition every year since, US presidents issue a Declaration of Captive States condemning Soviet and communist imperialism and repression.

“I call on all Americans to reaffirm our commitment to stand up for those around the world They are all fighting for freedom and justiceBiden closed the statement.

(With information from Europress)

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