U.S. official says: ‘We have credible proof that Cuban dissident José Daniel Ferrer has been tortured in prison’

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

The United States said Thursday that it has credible evidence that Cuban opponent José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), has been tortured during the 100 days of imprisonment.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus made this statement in a post on her official Twitter account in which she requested the freedom of Ferrer and other Cuban political prisoners.

“Today I join the multiple voices that are requesting the freedom of human rights defender José Daniel Ferrer throughout the world, 100 days after his arrest at the hands of the Castro regime. Cuban authorities arrested Ferrer on false charges of assault simply to impede his work to improve the human rights situation in Cuba.”

“These assault charges are particularly cynical since there is credible evidence that the Castro regime has been torturing him during these 100 days of confinement. to the Castro regime to stop persecuting human rights defenders. The United States calls on Cuba to immediately and unconditionally release José Daniel Ferrer as well as dozens of Cuban political prisoners who fought and fight for the Cuban people “

Morgan Ortagus, U.S. State Department