Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia speaks with reporters in Washington on June 1, 2016. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesDOWNLOAD PDF OF UA 134/19 HERE
On 1 October 2019, authorities detained José Daniel Ferrer García, leader of the unofficial political opposition group “Patriotic Union of Cuba” (Unión Patriótica de Cuba - UNPACU) in Santiago de Cuba. He was held incommunicado for 72 hours and remains in detention without charges. Ferrer García should be informed of the charges against him or otherwise, released.
Cuban authorities have harassed and intimidated José Daniel Ferrer García for more than a decade due to his political activism. His detention follows the naming by Amnesty International of six prisoners of conscience in less than two months.
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