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Biscet Is Honored by Two Hundred Thousand Pro Life Spaniards PDF Print E-mail

Biscet Is Honored by Two Hundred Thousand Pro Life Spaniards

Information extracted from the Spanish newspaper La Gaceta

On March 26, 2011, seventy cities and forty nine organizations joined forces to celebrate the International Day for the Defense of Life. One of these organizations is the Centro Internacional para la Defensa de la Vida (CIDEVIDA [International Center for the Defense of Life]) based in the city of Oviedo in Asturias. For a long time, the CIDEVIDAS has collaborated closely with the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights which been presided b former prisoner of conscience, Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet.

CIDEVIDA’S secretary, Juan José Panizo Izaguirre , and the poet, Efrain Canella, asked Dr. Biscet for a video where he gives testimony of his struggles to defend the rights of the unborn inside Cuba. Thanks to modern technology, Dr. Biscet’s message has been heard and applauded by over two hundred thousand activists of the pro life movement participated in this event all across Spain.

Dr. Biscet addressed the participants with a short but emotional message: “No disability or life conditions can be used to justify impeding any human being from the right to live.”


The march in Oviedo took place in the Plaza de la Escandalera where Efraín Canella, Dr. Jorge Valdés, former president of the Colegio Médico de Asturias and a hundred members of the association CIDEVIDA displayed signs with Dr. Biscet’s pictures on them.


With the slogan Yes to Life and amidst music, smiles, deep emotions and lots of hope, over one hundred and sixty thousand residents of Madrid took to the capital’s center to celebrate life and to strongly ask all political powers to fight all barriers which keep any human being from enjoying this fundamental right. Most signs read Yes to life, No to Abortion, Let Me live, and No abortions from PSOE (Socialist Spanish Workers Party) nor PP (Partido Popular.)


Barcelona joined the celebration of the Día Internacional de la Defensa de la Vida with a protest in front of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. The act was organized by the Plataforma Cataluña Vida Sí and had the support of other groups such Hazte Oír, Derecho a Vivir and the Instituto de Apoyo Familiar. Hundreds of people manifested carrying signs that read No al negocio del aborto (Say No to abortion) and No Matarás (Thou Shall Not Kill.)


On the same date and at the same time Dr. Biscet and his wife Elsa united in prayer with the millions of people around the world who raised their voices in defense of the weakest and forgotten. At that time, his new cell, Acosta #464, in Lawton, became one more temple where the right to life of the unborn was defended.

Revised on March 30, 2011.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 11:47
Cuban Human Rights Advocate Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize _ Freedom Now PDF Print E-mail

Cuban Human Rights Advocate Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


February 11, 2011
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Washington, D.C. – Freedom Now and the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights are pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet González for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Prime Minister of Hungary, members of the Parliament of Canada, members of the United States Congress, members of the European Parliament, members of the British House of Lords, and a leading member of another government.

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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:10
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Message to the International Community PDF Print E-mail


Message to the International Community

I have been at home for the past 12 days on furlough from prison. During this time, I have undergone medical tests due to the health issues I presented with in prison. I have received a diagnosis of severe hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia for which I have been treated urgently. Other medical tests and consultations are pending. Thank God, I am recovering well physically and emotionally from the cruel treatment, abuses and torture to which I was subjected for more than 11 years. I am happy to be with my wife but saddened by the misery my people endure.

I am very proud of the men who were in prison with me. In spite of having unfairly endured incarceration for many years, their heart still burns with the desire for liberty. I am grateful to Cubans and the international community for expressing their solidarity by the support they have offered me throughout these past years.


Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet

President of Lawton Foundation of Human Rights

March 23, 2011


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