At the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Cuban Human Rights Activist Óscar Elías Biscet arrived in Hungary

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cuban Human Rights Activist, and the founder of Emilia Project Óscar Elías Biscet arrived in Hungary at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán reported the Prime Minister's Press Office on Friday.

The Cuban regime imprisoned the human rights activist between 1999 and 2011. Since then, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán supporting the Cuban opposition leader’s struggle for freedom and democracy in Cuba. In 2011 the prime minister nominated the Cuban human rights activist for the Nobel Peace Prize.

At their meeting, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Óscar Elías Biscet discussed several issues and among other things they agreed that Fidesz and the Cuban opposition is connected by their determination to fight for freedom, democracy, and human rights. The two sides have decided to further deepen cooperation between the two countries and promote democratic values ​​in Cuba. Hungary pledged to share its experiences of regime change with the the Cuban opposition.

The two sides also welcomed the lifting of international isolation against Cuba.

The meeting has been attended by European People's Party Faction Vice president József Szájer, the Cabinet's Foreign Affairs Leader Zsolt Németh and former Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi.

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In an interview with M1 Public TV, the Cuban human rights activist said the Cuban democratic opposition promotes a peaceful revolution in Cuba.

The opposition wants a non-violent, peaceful bottom up reform of the system.

Óscar Elías Biscet pointed out that the Cuban Communist Party's power is not legitimate due to the suspension of the constitution. Because of this fact, the opposition can win at the end he added.

Biscet also mentioned that while he was in a Cuban prison communist party officials tried to persuade him to leave the country, but he refused.

The Cuban democratic opposition leader told M1 TV that this was his first ever foreign trip.

When he was asked if he was not afraid that the regime prevents him from returning to Cuba, he said: it was the regime that allowed me to leave the country therefore, I expects I will be also allowed to return.

(MTI -