I have been promoting a novel idea of “campaigning” on behalf of Afro-Cuban Prisoner of conscience, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet. The campaign was to be for president of Cuba in the upcoming “election” for president of the council of state which is a sham put on by the communist party that rules Cuba.
While the idea has merit and could have had great legs in terms of raising awareness of Cuba, the plight of its people, the plight of the political prisoners and Biscet himself, we have just learned that Biscet’s wife, Elsa Morejon, does not want us to proceed with the campaign out of fear of repercussions from the regime.
We have to respect her wishes and, as one of the organizers of the campaign said, we can’t play with someone else’s skin. So I will be taking down my posts about the matter.
Elsa Morejon did ask that we continue to spread the word about the plight of her husband and we will.
Thanks to those of you whose imagination was captured by this effort and encouraged us.