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Tuesday, 07 July 2009 00:00

Message to Human Rights Activists

Elsa Morejón, wife of Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet


On behalf of my husband, Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet, President of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights, on the occasion of the Commemoration of the 62nd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the tenth of December.


The humanitarian work carried out by you throughout the world and most especially inside Cuba, is a great value to all human beings who are persecuted, marginalized, incarcerated and tortures physically and psychologically because they peacefully fight for human rights such as the defense of life and the dignity and integrity of human beings.


The men, women, boys and girls who inhabit planet Earth are worthy of being treated with respect. All human beings are born free and equal in the image of our Creator. The right to life is and should be our first right. Nevertheless, we see the governments of many nations, including Cuba, have sequestered this inalienable right, politicizing and legislating when and how to terminate human life.


Many people, politicians, rulers, even religious leaders have politicized these activities by labeling them as activities to oppose the government. As a matter of fact, the word of God exhorts us to respect the king and adore God and to submit to the authorities because those authorities in place are established by God. But it also reads that those in power are not to instill fear and that if we do not want to fear authority, we should do what is right in the eyes of God.


I am a Christian woman who waits on a God of love, mercy and peace like our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, I do not deny the crimes committed against the gospels such as abortion, the death sentence and all that which the death penalty, euthanasia and all that which attempts against life and the integrity of human beings. These people should not be accepted by any Christian or any human rights activist because they are unacceptable in a civilized world.


It is totally unfair to repress and incarcerate people who have defended and defend the humanistic concepts, as is my husband{s case as he has been sentenced to 25 years in prison along with the case of the 75 dissidents in 2003. He is still imprisoned at the Combinado del Este in Cuba’s capital. My husband is subjected to maximum security conditions which only permit family visitations of 2 hours duration every 45 days.


During the last visit in prison on November 21, his emotional state was good. But, the violence to which some individuals and governments subject the psyche of human beings is increasing. Currently, it should be a priority to eradicate this scourge through nonviolent educational methods.


If we want peace, we must preach by example by acting with good manners with regards to both, conduct and love. These are methods which let the ones carrying out these types of actions become aware of the damage they are causing their peers. This is the highest and greatest way of following divine law from which no one is exempt before God. Therefore, if we want to do good and walk as He did, we must love one another. That does not mean to hug and kiss but to love one another in the sense of respecting one another.


In a world plagued with injustices, inequalities, wars and hatred, let us begin a movement able to guide humanity toward a civilized peaceful existence. The economic problems that our nation, Cuba, faces, should not be obstacles to the reestablishment of judicial system in a Rule of Law Democratic State. First there must be human rights. It will be the only means to restore family, society’s, fundamental nucleus which today is semi destroyed.


Exiles must not be confused with emigration and much less with a humanitarian option. We must all pray for one another. Human beings need to live in a balance of physical and psychological well being in an environment of harmony with our Creator.


If we love the noble cause of human rights it is because we love human beings humanity.

“For it is better to suffer doing good than evil.” 2 Peter

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