MADRID, Spain.- Cuban political prisoner Maykel Osorbo thanked Venezuelan singer-songwriter Ricardo Montaner for his solidarity shown publicly last week.
“For me it is an immense pride to know that a genius of the art of the romantic song like you, supports my cause in moments like these, so difficult”, said one of the authors and interpreters of “Patria y Vida”, a song that became Cuban anthem.
“Right now I want so much to raise my children. But unfortunately the regime that proceeds on our Island totally, does not allow me, for the sole fact of thinking differently, ”Osorbo said in his message, which was shared through social networks by the activist. Anamely Ramos.
“There is no better news for me than knowing that a great artist of his stature understands the ethical principles of the Christian religion and the Kingdom of Heaven,” he added.
Some days ago Montaner made a public commitment to the rapper, sentenced to nine years in prison for resisting arbitrary arrest in April of last year.
From Twitter, the singer-songwriter assured that he would offer his support to Maykel Osorbo and that he would be in charge of making his case visible.
“I want to be your godfather and I want to make your problem visible, I want to make visible what is happening with you, a big hug,” said the singer.
“He is a young boy who is in the prisons of Cuba. Maykel Osorbo is also a composer, an integral part of the group that wrote ´Patria y Vida´ and is right now in Cuban prisons paying because, according to what they told him, he was a danger to society,” Ricardo Montaner also said.
The gesture of the famous Venezuelan singer-songwriter responds to the initiative ‘Sponsor a political prisoner in the world’, promoted by the Casla Institute.
Osorbo, who had already been imprisoned on other occasions, was classified as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.
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