Amnesty: Castro dictatorship’s imprisonment of Cuban opposition leader Jose Daniel Ferrer is a ‘disgrace’

On the 100th day of opposition leader Jose Daniel Ferrer’s imprisonment without due process in socialist Cuba, Amnesty International spoke out and called the Castro dictatorship’s actions a “disgrace.”

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Amnesty denounces the imprisonment of Ferrer, calls it a ‘disgrace’

Amnesty International described the imprisonment of Jose Daniel Ferrer in Cuba, who marked 100 days in custody at the Aguadores Prison in Santiago de Cuba, as “a disgrace.”

Ferrer, who is the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), was arrested last year on the first of October.

Elina Castillo, the Amnesty representative for the Caribbean region, told Radio Martí on Thursday that in addition to being “a situation of deep concern,” the imprisonment of Ferrer without due process is “a disgrace.”

She added that the Cuban communist regime continues to enforce its policy of silencing critics.

The case of Ferrer “is evidence how the government of Miguel Diaz-Canel utilizes the State to silence anyone” who has an opinion that does not advance its own interests, violating the free expression rights of citizens.

The Amnesty International representative recalled that “Cuba is the only nation in the Americas” where the organization is not allowed to enter and monitor the human rights situation, forcing them to use other tools to document the reports of human rights violations in that country.

Over the last 15 years, the regime in Havana has “openly rejected” the requests by Amnesty for access to the country, said Castillo.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Amnesty: Castro dictatorship’s imprisonment of Cuban opposition leader Jose Daniel Ferrer is a ‘disgrace’”

  1. Disgrace? That word means nothing to Castro, Inc. It’s been a disgrace forever, so obviously it has no problem with that–and more importantly, it knows practically nobody but “those people” does either.

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