Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet arrested, whereabouts unknown

Dr. Biscet´s spouse, Elsa Morejon tweeted the news earlier this morning:


Today at 8am the political police of #Cuba arrested my husband Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet

@OscarBiscet when he was leaving home, on Calle Milagros and 8va in #Lawton cut me off #Internet I still don’t know his whereabouts. Thank you all for spreading.

Tomás Cardoso writing in Radio Televisión Martí: (loosely translated)

Oppositionist Oscar Elias Biscet arrested on the tenth anniversary of the Emilia Project.

The Cuban we opponent and former political prisoner Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet was arrested this Monday morning, when he was leaving his house located in the 10 de Octubre municipality, in Havana, denounced his wife Elsa Morejon.

According to neighbors, they arrested him on Milagros and 8th streets, and two patrol cars and plainclothes policemen were waiting for him. With an anguished voice, his wife said, “I don’t know where he is, I haven’t heard from him”. She believes that the reason for the arrest is that this Monday marks the tenth anniversary of the Emilia Project, founded on January 9. 2013, and named in honor of Emilia Teurbe Tolon, the Cuban woman exiled for political reasons.

The political project was created, according to the founding text, with the purpose of conquering “the fundamental human rights, democracy and freedom of the Cuban people.”

Imprisoned during the Cuba’s Black Spring and sentenced to 25 years in prison. In 2007 Biscet was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, the highest civilian award in the United States. He was released in 2011 on “extra criminal leave.”

Continue reading in Spanish, HERE.

Dr. Biscet’s arrest is based on fear and desperation by the Castro regime of Dr. Biscet, understanding his popularity, and potential power. Cuba is a failed state, facing a population increasingly less afraid to demand an end to the decades of oppression and human rights abuses. Please share, to help #FreeOscarBiscet

To learn more about Dr. Biscet, watch Oscar’s Cuba on YouTube.

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