"Pres. Bush presents Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet with Presidential Medal of Freedom "
During a ceremony at the Bush Center, President George W. Bush presented Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet of Cuba with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Biscet was jailed as a prisoner of conscience in Cuba from 2002 until 2011. In 2007, while in prison, he was awarded the medal in absentia for his dedication to advancing human rights and democracy in Cuba.