Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently nominated Cuban political prisoner Dr. Oscar Biscet for the Nobel Peace Prize. “Dr. Biscet is a man of courage and dignity,” he wrote, “waging a relentless and self-sacrificing struggle for universal human rights and freedom.”
It’s way past time for this nomination. Human-rights groups and especially black “leaders” have a long and shameful history if ignoring Castroite Stalinism and apartheid. To wit:
When a smitten Jesse Jackson yelled, “Viva Che!– Viva Fidel!” alongside the latter at the University of Havana in 1984 with Jeremiah Wright (among Jackson’s entourage) clapping wildly from the sidelines, the world’s longest suffering black political prisoner languished in a torture-chamber within walking distance of the celebration.
“N*gger!” taunted his Castroite jailers between tortures. “We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!” Shortly before his death in 2006, this prisoner, the heroic Eusebio Penalver, granted this writer an interview.
“For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell,” Eusebio recalled. “That’s 4 feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide.” Eusebio Penalver suffered longer in Castro’s prisons than Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa.
Shortly after, a smitten Congressional Black Caucus visited with Raul Castro in Dec. 2009, and returned hailing him as “one of the most amazing human beings we’ve ever met.” They went on: “Castro is a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man, someone who I would favor as a neighbor.” Perhaps they were unaware of the black human-rights activist Orlando Zapata-Tamayo, who was beaten comatose by his Castroite jailers and left with a life-threatening fractured skull and Subdural Hematoma. A year later, Zapata-Tamayo was dead after a lengthy hunger-strike. Samizdats smuggled out of Cuba by eye-witnesses report that while gleefully kicking and bludgeoning Tamayo, his Castroite jailers yelled: “Worthless N*gger!–Worthless Peasant!”
Shortly before an enamored Charlie Rangel engulfed Fidel Castro in a mighty bear hug in Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist church (as the audience shook the rafters with bellows of “VIVA-FIDEL!—VIVA FIDEL!”), black human-rights activist, Dr. Oscar Biscet, was grabbed by Castro’s KGB-trained police, thrown in a dungeon, and kicked, spat upon, and burned with cigarettes. A Cuban doctor, Oscar Elias Biscet suffers a sentence of 25 years in Castro’s torture chambers as I write. Essentially, his “crime” involves reciting the works of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the UN Declaration of Human Rights in a Cuban public square. This “crime” was greatly compounded by Dr. Biscet specifically denouncing the Castro regime’s policy of forced abortions.
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