Zunzuneo Violates Law Principles, Swiss Academician Says

24.04.2014 - Prensa Latina

Zunzuneo Violates Law Principles, Swiss Academician Says
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Geneva, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. program Zunzuneo, created to promote subversion in Cuba, is a violation of the basic principles of law and international relations, academician Alfred de Zayas said here today. According to a report recently published by the Associated Press (AP) news agency, this Twitter account running from 2010 a 2012 was aimed at influencing the island’s youth and inciting internal destabilization.

Particularly dangerous is the fact that that secret social network reached more than 40,000 subscribers, without revealing them that contractors collected their private information with political purposes, De Zayas, an International Law professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, said.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, the academician stated that powerful states grant the prerogative of ignoring basic principles when they suit.

“That attitude is a routine that we can call a culture of interference in the internal affairs of other States, and usurpation of collective and individual rights of peoples and citizens,” he said.

The professor recalled articles 1 and 2 of the U.N. Charter that affirms sovereign equality of all members and the International Pact proclaiming the right to self-determination and private life.

He also mentioned many resolutions by the General Assembly, among them that stipulating the State’s obligation of not interfering in the affairs of any other country, which is an essential condition to ensure peaceful coexistence among nations.

According with AP revelations, the Zunzuneo program, using new technologies with destabilizing purposes, was created by the United States Agency for International Development.

Questioned about the use of funds by American taxpayers for those purposes, the professor said that that country’s citizens have the right to know how their taxes are spent.

“We hope that representatives and senators of the U.S. Congress achieve to clarify several Zunzuneo aspects, even who authorized the program. Anyone has to be accountable. We need more transparency and responsibility,” the professor said at the Geneva School of Diplomacy.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, the academician stated that powerful states grant the prerogative of ignoring basic principles when they suit.

“That attitude is a routine that we can call a culture of interference in the internal affairs of other States, an usurpation of collective and individual rights of peoples and citizens,” he said.

The professor recalled articles 1 and 2 of the U.N. Charter that affirms sovereign equality of all members and the International Pact proclaiming the right to self-determination and private life.

He also mentioned many resolutions by the General Assembly, among them that stipulating the State’s obligation of not interfering in the affairs of any other country, which is an essential condition to ensure peaceful coexistence among nations.

According with AP revelations, the Zunzuneo program, using new technologies with destabilizing purposes, was created by the United States Agency for International Development.

Questioned about the use of funds by American taxpayers for those purposes, the professor said that that country’s citizens has the right to know how their taxes are spent.

“We hope that representatives and senators of the U.S. Congress achieve to clarify several Zunzuneo aspects, even who authorized the program. Anyone has to be accountable. We need more transparency and responsibility,” the professor said.

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