Handkerchief Letter

Cuba 2009

Cuban medical professional and human rights activist Óscar Elías Biscet wrote this letter to U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009 while serving a 25 year prison sentence for his public support of human rights in Cuba. It is written on a cloth handkerchief. Biscet was released in 2011 after appeals from the United Nations, foreign governments, and international human rights organizations.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba
  • Catalog Number: 2015.0029.01
  • Created: 2009
  • Acquired: 2015

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