Cuba: Jose Daniel Ferrer Denounces ‘a Constant Noise in His Head, like Crickets’

14ymedio, Madrid, November 8, 2021 — Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD) has requested that the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell, intercede «immediately» in favor of dissident José Daniel Ferrer, leader of Unión Patriótica de Cuba (Patriotic Union of Cuba — Unpacu), imprisoned since July 11th. In a communication published … Continue reading «Cuba: Jose Daniel Ferrer Denounces ‘a Constant Noise in His Head, like Crickets’»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Released After Being Sentenced to Four Years of House Arrest

14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2020 — The government opponent José Daniel Ferrer was released this Friday after a six-month detention. The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba has been sentenced to four years and six months of house imprisonment, as confirmed by dissident Félix Navarro to 14ymedio. Along with Ferrer, activists Fernando González Vaillant, … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Released After Being Sentenced to Four Years of House Arrest»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Released From Prison / Cubalex

CUBALEX, 3 April 2020: The Cuban opposition leader Jose Daniel Ferrer, coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) has been given his freedom along with three other activists who had also been jailed. Ferrer was locked up October 1st, 2019, and was tried last February 26th, along with the other members of the opposition, Roilán … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Released From Prison / Cubalex»

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»

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»

Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 22 December 2016 — José Daniel Ferrer, general coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), was arrested on Thursday around one in the afternoon when he left the organization’s headquarters in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and released about 40 minutes later, as reported in a phone call to 14ymedio from … Continue reading «Opposition Leader José Daniel Ferrer Released / 14ymedio»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Gets a Passport / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 18 May 2016 – Government opponent José Daniel Ferrer received his new passport on Tuesday, and will be able to travel outside the country for the first time. The former prisoner of the Black Spring has permission to leave the country only once, according to information from Cuban authorities. During his trip he plans … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Gets a Passport / 14ymedio»

José Daniel Ferrer Arrested To Prevent His Participation In Forum #Otro18 / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 8 March 2016 — According to various opposition sources, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was arrested Tuesday in Havana with two other activists. The former prisoner of the Black Spring was going to to participate on Wednesday in a forum convened for the Otro 18 (Another 2018) campaign, … Continue reading «José Daniel Ferrer Arrested To Prevent His Participation In Forum #Otro18 / 14ymedio»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested And Beaten In Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 25 January 2016 — Cuban activists have again experienced a repressive Sunday with the arrest of more than a hundred opponents throughout the island. The leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was violently arrested in Santiago Cuba, according to sources in his organization. About 130 members of the … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested And Beaten In Santiago De Cuba / 14ymedio»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2015 — The leader of the National Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was deported to Santiago de Cuba by order of a Havana judge who warned him that he could return to prison to serve his sentence (25 years) if tried to leave his province again. The opponent … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to Prison / 14ymedio»

Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested at UNPACU Headquarters in Havana / 14ymedio

14medio, Havana, 17 December 2015 – Early this morning State Security arrested Jose Daniel Ferrer at the national headquarters of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU), in Havana, according to sources of the opposition organization. Several UNPACU activists denounced through the social networks that the assault was carried out violently early in the morning after military … Continue reading «Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested at UNPACU Headquarters in Havana / 14ymedio»