Canadian diplomats who suffered from peculiar health complications while they were posted to Cuba in 2017 are instituting legal proceedings against Ottawa for taking the too long time to shift them and provide the right treatment, as per the report. Fourteen people, including current and former diplomats along with their families, are demanding Can$28 million dollars for treatment of the damages from the federal government.
All of them have been returned in Canada for a year but still suffer from the complexities of a disease known as “ Havana syndrome”, a mystical illness with peculiar symptoms including strong migraines along with auditory and visual disorders.
The interview of five among those affected, reveals that the first symptoms appeared in 2017 in the spring – but they say that Ottawa took more than a year before shifting everyone.
During staying in Washington, while the Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland questioned on this particular subject Chrystia Freeland told the security of the diplomats was always considered as top priority. She told, “I am not going to comment on the specifics, but I do want to reiterate that I have met with some of these diplomats and, as I said to them, their health and safety needs to be our priority and they have my true sympathy and concern ”.
On 30th January, Canada declared it had reduced its crew at the embassy to around half as a consequence of the attack of unidentified symptoms. Public broadcaster told just eight officials would leave at the embassy.