Dear Comandante Fidel Castro, Amnesty International reported on 19 September 2003 that Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a Cuban physician, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Amnesty International is "calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Biscet on the grounds that he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully attempting to exercise his right to freedom of expression, association and assembly." Dr. Biscet is a follower of Gandhi and Martin Luther King's ideas. For his human rights work, he served a three year prison sentence from 1999 to 2002.
Please, release Dr. Biscet and allow him to rejoin his family. Also, please allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Cuban political prisoners. Sincerely,
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Comandante Fidel Castro Ruz Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros Palacio de la Revolucin La Habana, Cuba
Dear Foreign Minister Perez Roque,
Amnesty International reported on 29 February 2000 that "Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez has been sentenced to three years imprisonment." Amnesty International is calling "for his immediate and unconditional release as a prisoner of conscience." According to Amnesty, "he was found guilty of "insult to the symbols of the homeland", "public disorder" and "incitement to commit a crime." Dr. Biscet, President of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights was arrested on 3November 1999.
I am writing to ask for his immediate and unconditional release on the grounds that he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully attempting to exercise his right to freedom of expression, association and assembly.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sr. Felipe Perez Roque Calzada No. 360, Vedado La Habana, Cuba