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DECLARATION OF THE CUBA´S WORKING GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

DECLARATION OF THE CUBA´S WORKING GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HUMAN RIGHTS 11-05-2010.
Cuba’s Working Group of the International Society of Human Rights.

(www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- The Cuba’s Working Group of the International Society of Human Rights, ISHR, in its today’s meeting, has agreed to issue the present document, in order to signify once more its firm rejection of the situation faced by Cuban political prisoners, which remain in jail in spite of the fact that they have done nothing but express opinions contrary to the present government.

We especially want to allude to the cases of the members of our Working Group deprived of freedom: the prisoners of conscience Oscar Elías Biscet González and Darsi Ferrer Ramírez.

In the case of doctor Biscet, we must remember that, during the repressive offensive known as the Black Spring of Cuba, he was included in the so-called Group of 75, although he had been in jail for a misdemeanour which should have been tried in a Municipal Tribunal. At present, doctor Biscet is facing serious health problems, for—among other things—he has a grave mouth infection which has caused the loss of almost all his teeth and which occasions other illnesses.

On the other hand, Darsi Ferrer, also a medical doctor, has been in prison since last July, accused of possessing a few construction materials, in spite of the fact that he has demonstrated their licit origin. In all these months he has not been formally indicted, and he hasn’t been on trial. Because of all this, he has been on hunger strike and has peacefully protested in other ways.

The Cuba’s Working Group of the ISHR reiterates its protest for the continuing imprisonment of these two prisoners of conscience, as well as that of the rest of our compatriots who remain in jail just for speaking their minds.

Free Oscar Elías Biscet González, Darsi Ferrer Ramírez and the rest of the Cuban political prisoners!

Havana, May 7, 2010.

Cuba’s Working Group of the International Society of Human Rights.

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