Human rights defenders back Cuban doctor’s nomination for Prince of Asturias Award

.- Several human rights organizations have now expressed their support for the nomination of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison by the Cuban government, to receive the Prince of Asturias Award.  The awards are a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias to individuals from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.

The president of the Panamerican committee of the International Society of Human Rights, Ambassador Haydee Marin, said the organization has given its complete support to the nomination of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet.  Members of the ISHR include Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa.

The president of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights, Ricardo Bofill, said Biscet represents, “a genuine world example in the fight for the right to life and all other inalienable rights and faculties of the person, which were proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the United Nations on December 19, 1948.”

Other organizations that are backing Biscet include the Cuban American Research Group, the Acton Institute of Argentina, the Institute of Cuban Historical Memory, in addition to many others.

Organizations that wish to support Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet can write to 
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