Darsi Ferrer ends hunger strike after dictatorship meets demands

According to media reports, one of my heroes, Cuban political prisoner Darsi Ferrer, ended his hunger strike today after he was told by officials that they would meet his demands.

Marc has the story at Uncommon Sense, and you can read the Agencia EFE article in Spanish, here.

Please everyone, continue to spread the word about Cuba’s political prisoners.  Publicity makes a difference, and may save a life.

3 thoughts on “Darsi Ferrer ends hunger strike after dictatorship meets demands

  1. This must mean that the Cuban government is noticing the bad publicity they are getting around the world. If they accede to his demands, what other explanation could there be?
    So, information in or out is having its effect. When they no longer have control over the information, they will lose control over everything.
    I wish there were people who could guide Cuba back to freedom so they don’t murder for vengeance. I want the thugs captured so they can give money back to Cuba.

  2. We’ll see if they actually do accede, and I am very skeptical. There’s a long history of them saying things, and even signing things, but it is meaningless unless they actually do what they say. Remember the big to do in the news when raul signed the Human Rights conventions? Might as well have been invisible ink.

    If they do give in, this will show how desperate they really are, and they won’t be able to put this genie back into the bottle.

  3. Ziva, I agree with you. What they SAY and what they DO are two different things. Let’s hope they follow through, and, if not, let’s hope the international pressure continues.

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