Cuban Democracy Leader Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Beaten and Arrested

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This morning, Cuban democracy leader, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, and seven other members of his Emilia Project movement, were brutally beaten and arrested for leading a march in solidarity with Venezuelan protesters.

During the peaceful march, they carried images of Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez and Henrique Capriles Radonski.

Dr. Biscet is a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.

Others arrested include Agustín Figueroa Galindo, Guillermo Rodríguez Cárdenas, Gregorio Díaz Torres, Emilio Rodríguez Otero, Ramón Mora Hernández , Alejandro Torres Samón and Midalis Pelier.