According to EFE, the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur Against Torture, Manfred Nowak, has expressed disappointment that the Castro regime has failed to authorize his visit Cuba this year.
In January 2009, then Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque -- who was purged by Fidel and Raul Castro just a few months after -- announced the regime's "intention to invite" Nowak to visit Cuba this year.
Nowak claims the Castro regime has since stalled throughout the year and has now communicated that it will "try to accommodate him" next year.
He had expressed to the Cuban authorities his desire to include spontaneous visits to detention centers during the trip, including those holding political prisoners.
And that, undoubtedly, ended Nowak's trip before it ever started.
Or, perhaps the Castro regime just needs more time to let its political prisoner's wounds heal.
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