Police Surround Palace of Justice in Santiago de Cuba for Trial Against Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Havana, February 26, 2020 — The trial against José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), began this Wednesday morning in the city of Santiago de Cuba , without having been previously announced in the official press, which has launched a massive smear campaign against the opposition figure in recent months. Ferrer, … Continue reading “Police Surround Palace of Justice in Santiago de Cuba for Trial Against Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Jose Daniel Ferrer’s Trial Will be Held February 26, According to His Sister

14ymedio, Havana, February 24, 2020 — The trial against the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer, detained since October 1, will be held on February 26, according to a post by his sister Ana Belkis Ferrer on Facebook. “The legal farce will be held on the 26th of this month at 8:30 at the Municipal Court of Santiago … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer’s Trial Will be Held February 26, According to His Sister”

Cuban Prosecutor Asks for Nine Years in Prison for Jose Daniel Ferrer, His Wife Denounces

14ymedio, Havana, 17 January 2010 — The Office of the Prosecutor of the Republic of Cuba has asked for nine years in jail for José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), for the alleged crime of injury, as reported by his wife, Dr. Nelva Ortega, in a video disseminated by … Continue reading “Cuban Prosecutor Asks for Nine Years in Prison for Jose Daniel Ferrer, His Wife Denounces”

Is What Happened After Jose Daniel Ferrer’s Detention The Exception Or The Rule?

Eloy Viera, from El Toque, published by Cubalex, 19 November 2019 — On October 1st, 2019, Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the opposition organisation Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU, by its initials in Spanish), was detained by the Cuban police in his home. His family stated that, for a period of several days, they were unable … Continue reading “Is What Happened After Jose Daniel Ferrer’s Detention The Exception Or The Rule?”

14ymedio’s 14 Faces of 2019: Jose Daniel Ferrer, Leader of Unpacu

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2019 — José Daniel Ferrer, the current leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), born in Palma Soriano in 1970, was one of the 75 prisoners of the Black Spring. Sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2003 for his prominent participation in Oswaldo Payá’s Varela Project, he left prison … Continue reading “14ymedio’s 14 Faces of 2019: Jose Daniel Ferrer, Leader of Unpacu”

’Granma’ Highlights the Opposition Figure Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Havana, November 20, 2019 — International pressure over the case of José Daniel Ferrer seems to have given a relevance to the opposition figure that has led the newspaper Granma to mention him, a milestone in the official press, determined to cover up the proper name of activists whom it depersonalizes and collectivizes by grouping them … Continue reading “’Granma’ Highlights the Opposition Figure Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Jose Daniel Ferrer ’Has the Look of a Very Sick Old Man,’ Claims His Family

14ymedio, Havana, November 7, 2019 — This Thursday José Daniel Ferrer’s wife visited the opposition leader in the Aguadores prison, in Santiago de Cuba, 38 days after he was detained. Nelva Ortega was accompanied by three of Ferrer’s children, according to a statement from the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu). Ferrer’s meeting with his family … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer ’Has the Look of a Very Sick Old Man,’ Claims His Family”

Wife and Children of Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested For Demanding His Release

An update from an article that appeared in 14ymedio later but was translated earlier, is here. 14ymedio, Havana, October 25, 2019 — The three children and the wife of the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer García were arrested in the centrally located Cespedes Park, in Santiago de Cuba, while they were protesting to demand his … Continue reading “Wife and Children of Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested For Demanding His Release”

Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, September 8, 2019 — An attempt to participate in the protest organized for this Sunday ended with ten activists arrested in Santiago de Cuba, among them the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer. The dissidents were violently arrested outside the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), as residents of the area reported to … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba”

UNPACU Activist Pressured by Police to Accuse Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Havana, 13 August 2018 – Activist Ebert Hidalgo Cruz has been released without any charges, according to a video released Sunday by the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) shortly after the dissident was released from prison. Hidalgo was imprisoned on August 3 together with the leader of the organization, José Daniel Ferrer, who is … Continue reading “UNPACU Activist Pressured by Police to Accuse Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Martha Beatriz Roque Asks to Return to Prison in Solidarity With Jose Daniel Ferrer

14ymedio, Havana, 13 August 2018 — The former political prisoner of the 2003 Black Spring Group of 75, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, was detained for some hours by the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) on Monday morning after leaving her home, activist Tania De la Torre Montesinos confirmed to 14ymedio. At the time of the arrest, Roque Cabello, an economist … Continue reading “Martha Beatriz Roque Asks to Return to Prison in Solidarity With Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Jose Daniel Ferrer Released But Charges Against Him Remain

14ymedio, Havana, 15 August 2018 — On Wednesday morning the authorities freed José Daniel Ferrer, national coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), who had been detained for 12 days accused of “attempted murder.” As confirmed by Ferrer himself to 14ymedio via telephone, the charges against him remain. “There was only a change of custody from pre-trial detention … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer Released But Charges Against Him Remain”

Prosecutor’s Office Accuses Jose Daniel Ferrer of "Attempted Murder"

14ymedio, Havana, 10 August 2018 — The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, and activist Ebert Hidalgo were accused Friday of “attempted murder.”  Both must remain in pretrial detention according to prosecutor Rolando Reyes, as reported to 14ymedio by Ovidio Martin Castellanos, one of the national coordinators of the opposition organization. … Continue reading “Prosecutor’s Office Accuses Jose Daniel Ferrer of "Attempted Murder"”

Authorities Keep Opposition Leader Jose Daniel Ferrer Incommunicado

14ymedio, Havana, 7 August 2018 — The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, completed 72 hours in detention Monday and his case “has passed to the prosecutor,” as the opposition organization’s coordinator, Carlos Amel Oliva, reported to this daily. They accuse Ferrer of attacking an official from the Ministry of … Continue reading “Authorities Keep Opposition Leader Jose Daniel Ferrer Incommunicado”

José Daniel Ferrer: “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us” / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 9 March 2017 — The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, José Daniel Ferrer, was released Thursday after being detained for more than 24 hours. The opponent denounced an “increase in the repression” against the activists of his movement, in a phone call to 14ymedio a few minutes after his release. “The search of … Continue reading “José Daniel Ferrer: “This Type Of Assault Does Not Discourage Us” / 14ymedio”