Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cuban prisoner of conscience denied visits for six months

Visits to Eduardo Cardet are suspended for 6 months.

Yaimaris Vecino and Eduardo Cardet

The Cuban regime has suspended visits to prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet, leader of the Christian Liberation Movement who has been in prison since November 30, 2016. Yaimaris Vecino, the wife of Eduardo Cardet protested:

"Today, May 26, we went to the prison in Cuba Si, it was the visit that Eduardo's mother, his sister, my children and I scheduled, and they prevented us from seeing him,
the prison authorities alleging  that Eduardo has given "false information" that according to them, the family is spreading and in retaliation suspended visits for six months." Yaimaris went on to say that "this is a new arbitrariness against Eduardo and I seriously fear for his physical integrity."

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.
It is feared that an injury on Eduardo Cardet's nose may require surgery because it could be cancer.

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