Open Letter to Amnesty International
Open Letter to Amnesty International / Elsa Morejon
Posted on May 6, 2013
I am Elsa Morejon Hernandez, wife of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet González,
president of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba. My letter
is intended to report to you and to the world the injustices that to my
husband and a group of Cuban ex-prisoners called the Group of 75 are
being subjected to.
Two years ago, the prisoners of Cuba’s 2003 Black Spring of Cuba, were
removed from prison by the Cuban government and placed on so-called
parole. My husband is among the prisoners who chose not to accept exile
and to stay in Cuba, the country he has vowed never to abandon. For this
reason he has been deprived of his civil and political rights.
On several occasions, the Cuban government has denied him permission to
visit relatives in the U.S., people working in human rights in Europe,
as well as the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, who has invited
him on several occasions to travel to that country.
The so-called parole means that, although he is at home, he has to
continue to fulfill the unjust punishment of 25 years in prison with a
high risk of being returned to prison for refusing to leave the country
Although currently the reasons that these prisoners of the Cause of the
75 do not exist, the Cuban government has refused to legally release
them. Instead they use this unjust legal concept as psychological
pressure and personal threat.
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet is a peaceful man, a lover of God and a defender
of life. He is an ardent promoter of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights. My husband does not pose any threat to his fellow citizens, his
citizens projects are open, democratic and for well-being of the people
Both my husband and I are Christians who feel immense love for family
and community. However, the political police in Cuba spy on our privacy
from outside my house, both electronically and with law enforcement
Recently my husband was subjected to personal surveillance and
persecution by the political police on motorcycles through the streets
of the community where we live, for no apparent reason, with the
intention to intimidate him. According to my husband, one of these
policemen threatened to return him to the cells in which he was crowded
for more than 12 years.
The summary political trials where the prisoners of the Cause of the 75
were sentenced are examples of dark Cuban judicial system. I still
remember the words of a defense counsel of one of them: “Justice is not
The physical and psychological integrity of my husband is the
responsibility of the government of Cuba. They are responsible for
anything that might happen to him.
Therefore: I want to thank, in advance, Amnesty International and all
Human Rights NGOs in the free and democratic world and dignified people
for demanding that the Cuba regime grant total and unconditional freedom
to all political prisoners of conscience, including total freedom for
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and all prisoners of the Cause of the 75.
March 19, 201