|Eduardo Cardet, May 2019|
Protesting Restrictions on Cuban Political Prisoner Dr. Eduardo Cardet
The United States condemns the conditions placed on the movement and activities of Cuban human rights activist and political prisoner Dr. Eduardo Cardet. Cuban regime authorities not only unjustly sentenced Dr. Cardet to three years in prison after accusing him of criticizing former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, but now impose restrictions on his release. These restrictions seek to stymie Dr. Cardet’s courageous efforts to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for the Cuban people.
The Cuban regime may have released activist Eduardo Cardet after three years of unjust imprisonment, but regime-imposed restrictions mean he’s still not free. The U.S. applauds Cardet’s courageous efforts to promote fundamental freedoms for the people of #Cuba. #JailedForWhat pic.twitter.com/hV445VNmia— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 28, 2019
According to multiple international NGOs, Cardet is one of more than 100 political prisoners the Cuban regime currently and unjustly incarcerates. We denounce the Cuban regime’s deplorable prison conditions and continued abuses against Dr. Cardet and other political prisoners. And we call on the Cuban regime to release all political prisoners, immediately and without conditions.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. The Cuban regime’s continued arbitrary detention of Cuban activists and independent thinkers shines a light on its own cowardice.