By Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet
A few days before the death of Liu, international solidarity became a reality when a medical team of German and American doctors was able to physically access the patient and invite him to receive specialized medical treatment at prestigious health institutions in their respective countries, the hospital of the German University of Heidelberg and the MD Anderson Clinic of the United States of America.
Human Rights Watch reaffirms the hope that human beings are born to be free, stating that "although the Chinese government acted with arrogance, cruelty and callousness, the struggle of Liu for a democratic China where rights are respected will remain alive."
If, during the eight years of unjust imprisonment of the humanist activist Xiaobo, democratic and free governments, especially the West, had acted with the firmness in which they demonstrated when the Chinese Nobel died, I am sure that today we would not be going through these bitter circumstances .
They want to forcefully sell us Cubans an evolution of our country to the Chinese "socialist market system" Regardless of the despotism of China's system, in association with the lack of basic human rights and freedoms. That is why we feel the pain of the unjust and untimely death of Liu Xiaobo; because he did not see his dreams come true. The dreams of this icon of freedom are precious goods for those who want a free Cuba.
Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet is President of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights, President of the Emilia Project, Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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