As 2010 closes, Elsa Morejon, wife of Cuban political prisoner, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, has written an open letter to Raul Castro, upon his regime's failure to uphold an agreement to release 52 political prisoners that were specifically-named on July 7th of this year.
Here's the core message:
First, the prison conditions to which you have subjected my husband in the Combinado del Este Prison do not correspond to him by law.
Second, of the 52 political prisoners that should have been released by November 7th, 11 remain in prison, including my husband.
So my questions to you are as follow:
1. Why weren't you able to uphold the agreement with the Church and international community, which began with such seriousness?
2. On various occasions during those four months, international cables contained statements by Cuban government officials, Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada and Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, both of whom declared that they would all be released and that those that did not want to emigrate could stay in Cuba, their homeland. Yet five months have passed and your announcement has not been fulfilled, as only one political prisoner, of those that decided to stay in their country, has been released on parole.
3. Why the silence amidst so much speculation, which only tears at our emotions, as family members of these prisoners, who saw in this agreement a positive and humanitarian step?
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