May 19, 2021

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Cuba: Jose Daniel Ferrer released after eight hours in detention by Castro regime

They re-arrested Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer

Opposition leader of Cuba and leader of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNBA), Jose Daniel Ferrer, Kidnapped again this Thursday, after Castro regime police forces re-established a siege around the training headquarters in Santiago de Cuba, 900 kilometers from Havana. Eight hours later he was finally released.

Communicate with InfopaCuba’s dissidents have condemned the Castro regime for erecting a fence to prevent activists and homeless people from trying to access its organization in search of food or medicine.

In the days leading up to the partial lifting of the siege, they fear that the headquarters will be filled with people, despite the state terrorism they have unleashed against activists and the homeless., Since yesterday we have released two videos on our YouTube channel which show that the headquarters was filled with people, which annoyed them so much that they decided to re-impose the siege, ”Ferrer said..

Jose Daniel Ferrer shows injuries to his neck by agents of the Cuban regime.
Jose Daniel Ferrer shows the wounds inflicted on his neck by agents of the Cuban regime.

“When they arrested me, they strangled me. My throat hurts because of the strong pressure and marks on my neck,” he explained to his opponent. Infopa .

Daughter of dissatisfaction, Ana Belkis Ferrer, Condemned the arrest of his father “unjustly and arbitrarily” and the intensification of the “repressive siege” at Unbaku headquarters on Twitter. “Hitman activists prevent scorecard”, Wrote.

He also released a series of three films of the alleged arrest: In one, Ferrer is seen lying on his back on the ground in a street with his hands crossed over his chest, and in the other two, several men in public attire pick him up and take him to police patrol.

Complaint of the family of Jose Daniel Ferrer

In a video released by the UNPACU, Ferrer’s wife – along with her daughter – accused the opposition leader of “regulating physical and mental unity”. “He has chronic gastritis, he could not take medicine and today he is not eating. What can happen to him or us is the responsibility of the Castro-communist regime, dictator Raul Castro and his puppet Theas-Colonel. “ Warned Nelva Ismares Ortega.

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Dissatisfaction Rosa Maria Ghost He also condemned Ferrer’s abduction on social media and described him as being “forcibly detained in the middle of the street” by police. “These are the results of the conference of the Communist Party of Cuba. Power is still in the hands of the same oppressors,” he denounced.

The Cuban dictatorship kidnapped Jose Daniel Ferrer again
The Cuban dictatorship kidnapped Jose Daniel Ferrer again

In recent days, Ferrer has repeatedly denounced his phone services and internet access cuts and the arrest of other protesters.

The opposition and about twenty activists ended a three-week fast on April 11 Opposing a police fence around the Unbaku facility.

Ferrer then announced that assistance with food and medical assistance to those who had requested it had resumed at the site.

Jose Daniel Ferrer, Coordinator of the Cuban Patriotic Union, from his house arrest (Ferrer Family / Infopa)
Jose Daniel Ferrer, Coordinator of the Cuban Patriotic Union, from his house arrest (Ferrer Family / Infopa)

Unbaku’s 50-year-old general coordinator, He joined the “75” group of protesters in 2003 during a wave of repression known as the “Black Spring”., Was released on parole between 2010 and 2011 after a conversation mediated by the Catholic Church and the Spanish government.

In addition, he was one of twelve members of the group who decided to stay in Cuba after his release.

He has been detained numerous times since then, which lasted from October 2019 to April last year., When he was charged with assaulting another person, was charged with assault, kidnapping and assault.

The Castro regime has intensified its persecution against the Cuban opposition in recent weeks (REUTERS via Ariel Le Royro / ACN)
The Castro regime has intensified its persecution against the Cuban opposition in recent weeks (REUTERS via Ariel Le Royro / ACN)

For this reason, Ferrer was remanded in custody for up to six months In April 2020, he was placed under house arrest for 4 and a half years after being interrogated behind closed doors., In a case that has attracted international criticism, including from the European Parliament.

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Cuban officials consider Ferrer to have a “long history of provocative actions against public order and legitimacy”, denying that he is a political prisoner and publicly accusing him of being a “paid agent in the United Service”.

With information from EFE

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