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Apr 25, 2017 | Press Releases


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after meeting with prominent Cuban dissident Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet:

“Today I had the honor of meeting with human rights activist and recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet. Dr. Biscet’s actions and words continue to inspire those living in Cuba under the repressive Castro regime, and others around the world who are beaten and bloodied for expressing their ideas, living out their faith, or disagreeing with their government’s leaders. Dr. Biscet will be the first to tell you that nothing has changed in Cuba – just this year he was arrested and detained for his affiliation with an organization that supports democratic policies in Cuba and the Americas. I commend Dr. Biscet for standing strong against a dictatorship that continues to oppress its own people, and I look forward to working with him in the days ahead to bring hope and freedom to the people of Cuba.”



Washington, D.C. – El Senador Marco Rubio (R-FL) emitió la siguiente declaración después de reunirse con el activista cubano Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet:

“Hoy tuve el placer de reunirme con el activista  y defensor de los derechos humanos – quien ha sido honrado con la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad, el doctor Óscar Elías Biscet. El Doctor Biscet continua su labor que ha inspirado a los cubanos que viven bajo un sistema represivo y muchos otros individuos alrededor del mundo que son oprimidos por sus ideas, su fe, o simplemente por estar en desacuerdo con lideres del gobierno. El Doctor Biscet me comentó que nada ha cambiado en Cuba – solo este año, estuvo detenido por su afiliación con una organización la cual apoya las politicas democráticas en Cuba y las Americas. Felicito al Doctor Biscet por su postura fuerte en contra de la dictadura que continua opriminedo al pueblo cubano, y espero continuar trabajando junto a el en los próximos dias para traer la libertad al pueblo cubano”.  

Photo courtesy of Senator Rubio’s office.