Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt International Human Rights Award Goes to Dr. Biscet

Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt International Human Rights Award Goes to Dr. Biscet
"Cuba's rulers promised "absolute respect for human rights." Instead they offered Cubans a police state. Hundreds of people are serving long prison sentences for political offenses such as the crime of "dangerousness” -- people such as Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and Normando Hern├índez, who we are recognizing this evening. To the Cuban dictatorship, these are "dangerous men." They are dangerous in the same way that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi were dangerous. They are both honest, decent men of convictions."
Read more at: http://germany.usembassy.gov/timken_121207.html