Monday, April 2, 2018

Update on Cuban prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet: Needs urgent medical care

One year and four months unjustly imprisoned, Eduardo Cardet, finds his health worsening. Fears that an injury on Eduardo Cardet's nose requires surgery because it is cancer.

Eduardo Cardet Concepción's health is deteriorating

Dr. Eduardo Cardet Concepción, national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, received a family visit on March 23rd in which his wife, Yaimaris Vecino, could confirm that the opponent has a medical situation that requires specialized treatment and possible surgery. She was interviewed by Marti News and the interview (in Spanish) is available below followed by a transcribed excerpt.

"Asthma is hitting him a lot, I had to change the treatment, and we are concerned about an injury that is nasal on the back that is ugly, (...) we are worried that it is a nasal carcinoma," explained Vecino, a medical doctor by profession to Marti News.

"Eduardo was severely beaten in prison while being held with his hands tied."
Eduardo Cardet Concepción, successor to martyred founding leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, and unjustly jailed since November 30, 2016 was badly beaten, subjected to a political show trial, sentenced to three years in prison on March 20, 2017, and stabbed twice by three prisoners on December 19, 2017. This attack was most probably engineered by Castro's State Security in order to permanently silence him. The seriousness of the attack was only learned on January 15, 2018 when his wife was finally able to visit him in prison and see the extent of his injuries.  His health has been worsening and he has been refused religious assistance.

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