Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cuban prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet's lawyer addresses the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.

Advocating for the freedom of Dr. Cardet.

Human rights lawyer Juan Carlos Gutierrez at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Geneva, Switzerland on March 26, 2019 outlined the case and plight of Cuban human rights defender, medical doctor and prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet Concepción. Dr. Cardet has been unjustly imprisoned since November 30, 2016.

Dr. Eduardo Cardet Concepción is also the national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement. His predecessor, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, died under what appears to have been an extrajudicial killing carried out by state security on July 22, 2012 along with the movement's youth leader Harold Cepero.

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, a quasi-judicial panel of five experts, upheld in full a petition filed by United Nations Watch, a leading voice for Cuban dissidents, and determined that Cuba is “arbitrarily detaining” dissident Dr. Eduardo Cardet, who has been jailed by the Castro dictatorship since November 30, 2016, for criticizing Fidel Castro.

Human rights lawyer Juan Carlos Gutierrez outlines Dr. Cardet's case.

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