obtain the immediate liberation of prisoner of conscience Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet is a medical doctor by profession. In 1997 he founded the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights, one of the first independent civic groups in Havana. After he, on behalf of his foundation, sent to authorities a statistical report on diseases caused by brutal methods of pregnancy termination in his neighborhood, he was fired and forbidden to practice medicine, additionally his family were evicted from their home.
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet is serving a 25-year prison sentence in a dark underground cell far from his home since December 2002. In 1999, Biscet led dozens of members of the opposition and thousands of Cubans on a 40-day prayer fast. Biscet organized teach-ins on non-violent resistance, civil disobedience, and the writings and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. He succeeded in creating activists by educating them in the philosophy and practices of nonviolent resistance and leading them to challenge the dictatorship.
1. Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet must be freed immediately.
2. A general amnesty for all Cuban political prisoners
3. Promote the ideas and principles of non-violence as practiced by Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Lech Walesa