As concerns intensify over health of imprisoned Cuban dissident, calls for his immediate release multiply

José Daniel Ferrer

From our Bureau of Socialist Social Justice with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Tolerance and Compassion

Castro, Inc. seems determined to kill José Daniel Ferrer through inhumane treatment and medical neglect. As his health deteriorates and his family is blocked from visiting him in his punishment cell, various entities are trying to pressure Castro, Inc. into releasing him as soon as possible. Is this just another barrage of quixotic gestures? Can these pleas have any effect on those in Cuba who would love for this dissident to die? Stay tuned. The situation is looking about as bleak as any such situation can get. With Jar-Jar Biden at the helm in the U.S., it is highly unlikely that Castro, Inc. will release Ferrer. Biden’s White House has no teeth, not even any dentures, and Castro, Inc. knows this.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Amnesty International, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the United States government have demanded the immediate release of political prisoner José Daniel Ferrer García, who is imprisoned in Mar Verde prison in Santiago de Cuba.

“The Cuban government continues to unjustly detain José Daniel Ferrer and violate his human rights. We are deeply concerned about his health and call for his immediate and unconditional release,” wrote Brian Nichols, Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

A similar message was disseminated on Tuesday by Amnesty International: “We fear for José Daniel Ferrer’s life. After months without contact, his family was able to see him on March 18th and confirm the serious state of health in which the Cuban authorities are keeping him.”

“Demand Díaz-Canel to release him NOW!” the NGO wrote on their social media platforms.

The organization recognizes Ferrer García as a prisoner of conscience, thus demanding numerous times that he be immediately and unconditionally released.

The leader of the political opposition group Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) has been detained since July 11, 2021, when he joined antigovernment protests along with his son.

The political prisoner and his family have since reported that he is subjected to a regime of isolation, prolonged solitary confinement, as well as worsening health problems such as gastric pains, headaches, and progressive loss of vision, among others.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, affiliated with the OAS, expressed concern on Monday for the health of the Cuban prisoner of conscience, emphasizing that states have an obligation to provide health services to individuals in their custody.

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