The purpose of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing is to examine the human rights situation in Cuba and prospects for democratic reform. Witnesses will discuss the broader human rights conditions on the island, methods the regime uses to attack political dissidents and the importance of maintaining support for human rights defenders.


Mr. Carlos Quesada
Executive Director and Founder
International Institute on Race, Equality, and Human Rights

Mr. Carlos Martinez de la Serna
Program Director
Committee to Protect Journalists

Mr. John Suarez
Executive Director
Center for a Free Cuba