Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christian Liberation Movement National Coordinator marks one year in prison

Eduardo Cardet Concepción, age 49,  has spent the past year arbitrarily detained in a Cuban prison. Cardet, a medical doctor, husband and father of two has been jailed for his nonviolent activism generally and specifically for giving an honest assessment of the life and legacy of Fidel Castro. Following Castro's November 25, 2016 death, Cardet explained to a foreign journalist that "Castro was a very controversial man, very much hated and rejected by our people." On November 30, 2016 when he returned home to Cuba he was beaten up in front of his wife and children by Cuban state security and jailed. Amnesty International recognized him as a prisoner of conscience. Eduardo Cardet is the national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement. [His predecessor, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, met with a suspicious death along with  Harold Cepero Escalante on July 22, 2012.] Today, November 30th marks one year in prison. 

Eduardo Cardet: One year of unjust imprisonment. 

By Rosa María Rodríguez #RosaMariaMCL

I make this denunciation to international public opinion and to people of good will, who join the campaign for the liberation of our national coordinator Eduardo Cardet.

For a year now he has been unjustly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. I accuse the Cuban government of kidnapping him unjustly because they are violating their own laws, under which he would already have to be on probation.

Freedom and life

We are liberation.

Rosa Maria Rodriguez Gil. Member of the Coordinating Council of the MCL 

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