U.N. Human Rights Monitor Is Denied Entry

From Times Wire Reports

Cuba said it would not let a U.N. human rights monitor visit the island because the U.S.-backed resolution creating her post was illegitimate.

French jurist Christine Chanet would instead be of more use visiting the 650 suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said.

The U.N. Human Rights Commission last year called on Cuba to allow such liberties as freedom of speech and association and to permit visits by a U.N. monitor to check on progress.