Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dr Oscar Elias Biscets health is deteriorating

Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet's health is deteriorating

YAGUAJAY, Cuba, April 19 (José Luis Vivanco Solano / Villa Blanca Press
/ - Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet González, incarcerated in
Combinado del Este Prison in Havana, is showing a very noticeable
deterioration in his health, according to a telephone conversation from
his wife, Elsa Morejón, to Villa Blanca Press. Biscet suffers from
various chronic illnesses.

"Oscar," Mrs. Morejón reports, "is kept in a humid cell without light.
He does not receive adequate food either." There is also concern for the
lack of attention to the administration of his medicines as well as for
the consequences he suffers from refusing to wear the uniform of a
common prisoner.

Biscet has been confined in maximum security for several years. Before
his imprisonment, he was president of the Lawton Foundation of Human
Rights. In the spring of 2003, he was sentenced to 25 years in jail.

This information was transmitted by telephone since the Cuban government
controls access to the Internet.

Translation: Coalition of Cuban-American Women-Human Rights Committee/

Tanya Wilder /

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