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On the eve of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet’s birthday…

...he still rots in prison. From Capital Hill Cubans:

"Today, on the eve of my 48th birthday, I write these lines from prison cell #1232. If this testimony from the box where I have been unjustly forced to live for almost 10 years now is of some interest to humanity, then publish them.

"When I began advocating the philosophies of Gandhi and Thoreau, I remember those who commented that I would soon begin walking through the streets of Havana in a loincloth like Gandhi. Upon hearing these insults, I'd simply smile, as I would soon be subjected to this condition -- not in the streets of Havana, but in the indefinite confinement that I would face for such advocacy. Those that resorted to such insults, seeking to humiliate me, would not be mistaken after all, but it is through the humiliation of a man in loincloth that human dignity is reflected over barbarism.

"When you ask me how I am doing, and I tell you that I am resisting, it is because the environment I find myself in is too brutal for any civilized man imprisoned for promoting ideas of love, the respect for human rights and the defense of life. Yet, I thank God as I awake every day, for in this dark and lonely cell, I know He is with me." --Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, Cuban pro-democracy leader and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience serving a 25-year sentence, in a letter to his wife and the world.

4 comments to On the eve of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet’s birthday…

  • [...] George Moneo @ Babalu Blog Posted in News, politics | Tags: Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet « Bombshell: 2012 [...]

  • tonny44

    And while Biscet spend years in prison like so many cubans,and the cuban people must "tighten their belts" ,Raul Castro,better known by his nickname of "la china" is enjoying a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids and maybe checking the formula of how to momify his "breathing brother"..

    Check this link via therealcuba.com

    http://www.therealcuba.com/

  • drillanwr

    As the good Doctor rots, Obama's unclenched fist strokes castro.

    Huh?? US-Cuba Joint Military Exercise?!?

    http://tinyurl.com/mb78ds

  • Mr. Mojito

    Tragic.

    I'm curious of a few things, which maybe his upcoming documentary might expand on ...

    1. How does he get these messages out from his cell?

    2. What are even the "trumped out" bogus charges against him? I have never even seen the biggest Castrophile make the case for his imprisonment. Surely they created some sort of "crime" that he is in for.