Family of Opposition Leader Launches Hunger Strike Protest
The family of the UNPACU, the largest opposition group in Cuba, leader Mr. Jose Daniel Ferrer, broadened its protest over the unjust imprisonment of the country's dissidents.
Cuban Communist regime assures that opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer García stays imprisoned in the Mar Verde prison in Santiago de Cuba.
Dr. Nelva Ismarays Ortega, his wife, told Radio Martí that since his arrest on July 11, more than 60 days ago, his family has not been able to see him.
She informed that her family decided to launch a hunger strike demanding his immediate and unconditional release as well as all of the political prisoners in Cuba.
Today it is our third day of fast, demanding the immediate release of José Daniel Ferrer García; immediate release of our brother Félix Navarro; immediate freedom for all those who disappeared on July 11, informed Dr. Nelva Ortega.
On September 9, 2021, 61 days have passed since the Cuban secret police unjustly arrested Mr. José Daniel Ferrer García, the UNPACU leader and promoter of Cuba Decide.
Mr. Ferrer's wife emphasised that the regime arrested the Santiago-born opposition leader illegally and under forced disappearance and deprived him of the defense and due process.
Yesterday I tried to pass him a package at the Mar Verde, but I was not sure whether he would receive it, Dr Ortega said. We are very concerned regarding the latest information that they had transferred him to another place, she revealed.
Cuba's regime tries to reimpose the society of fear
Mr. Ortega said that Cuba is not free since the dissidents cannot protest against the regime. The Communists government is trying to reimpose Castro's society of fear that Mr. Ferrer and the UNPACU have fiercely resisted.
He was named prisoner of conscience. In Cuba, he is also a president of the People's Party and the Council for the Democratic Transition, Dr. Ortega stated.
For the last two weeks, about twenty secret police agents have blocked the entrance to the house of Mr.Ferrer's family as another form of persecution. The police control everyone who walks the street where the family of the famous dissident lives.