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Cuban human rights activists remains imprisoned in solitary confinement

As of this morning, Cuban independent journalist and human rights activist Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia remains imprisoned by the Castro dictatorship for opposing the regime. Moreover, almost three weeks since his arrest, no charges have yet been filed against Ferrer Garcia while he languishes in a solitary confinement cell in one of the Cuban regime's prisons exposed to mosquitoes and disease.

Via FoxNews:

Cuban Dissident Held Without Charges for Weeks
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The opposition Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Thursday denounced the fact that former political prisoner José Daniel Ferrer remains in jail without any charges being filed against him more than two weeks after being arrested.

"He continues to be detained, allegedly under 'provisional imprisonment' in the political secret police station in Santiago de Cuba, where he has remained interned, under cruel and subhuman conditions, since April 2," commission spokesman Elizardo Sánchez said in a communique.

Ferrer, who was among the "Group of 75" dissidents sentenced to lengthy prison terms in the spring of 2003, heads the illegal Patriotic Union of Cuba and was arrested in Santiago along with other opposition members.

The commission said that as of early Thursday the formal charges against Ferrer had not been made known and he had not been assigned a defense attorney.

According to the text of the communique, the opposition figure is in "solitary confinement" and is being subjected to "a particular form of biological torture" given that he is being exposed to an "enormous plague of mosquitoes."

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