Former Czech president Vaclav Havel has always been a strong supporter of freedom in Cuba and an invaluable ally on the world stage for the democratic opposition in Cuba. Unlike other world leaders who pay lip service to freedom and liberty but refuse to confront the Castro tyranny, Havel has had the courage to publicly and unequivocally support the Cuban people who seek to break the chains of slavery.
Below is a letter written by President Havel to Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet:
In Prague, March 12, 2011
I have always believed that the persecution and imprisonment of the Cuban opposition has been and continues to be an unlawful and brutal violation of the basic human rights and freedoms of people. The international solidarity and focused diplomatic attention have been effective and, because of this, the Cuban government has been forced to release some of the prisoners of conscience. I am glad I can now congratulate you, but, at the same time, I have not forgotten the other prisoners and I am determined to continue to call attention to their plight.