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US imposed sanctions against Cuba’s Interior Ministry

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US imposed sanctions on Cuba's Interior Ministry

Beating and torture practiced in ministry prisons

On Friday, the United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban Interior Ministry, accusing the department of serious human rights violations.

In a statement, the US Treasury Department cites the example of Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer being held in a prison controlled by the Department of the Interior, where he was beaten and tortured..

“The United States will continue to use every leverage at its disposal to remedy the dire human rights situation in Cuba and elsewhere in the world,” Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said in a statement..

Washington also added to the sanctions list of Cuban Interior Minister Lazaro Alberto Alvarez Casas.

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