Cuba arrests prominent dissident


An outspoken critic of the Castro regime who was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom was arrested on Wednesday by Cuban authorities. Dr. Óscar Elias Biscet (far left) was taken into custody by a four Cuban police operatives and two state security agents as he left his home, according to reports.

Human rights activists on the island alerted the Center for a Free Cuba that Dr. Biscet was arrested by the political police this morning. He is a former political prisoner, a physician who is not allowed to practice, a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s doctrines and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“They would not say where he was being taken. His whereabouts are unknown. We are monitoring the situation,” Miami-based civil-rights lawyer Marcell Felipe of Miami told Newsmax.

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