Dissident Leader Ferrer Arrested In Cuba: Supporter
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sat 27th February 2021 | 12:40 PM
Leading Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was arrested on Friday at his home in Santiago de Cuba, one of his supporters said
Havana, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Feb, 2021 ) :Leading Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was arrested on Friday at his home in Santiago de Cuba, one of his supporters said.
"They arbitrarily detained Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of Unpacu, and until now he is missing," Zaqueo Baez, deputy national coordinator of the group, told AFP by telephone, referring to the banned opposition organisation the Patriotic Union of Cuba.
Ferrer, one of the most recognizable dissidents who has chosen to stay in Cuba rather than go into exile, had been under house arrest.
He was jailed in 2003 after leading calls for democratic political reforms.
An activist said police had entered Ferrer's house, the organisation's national headquarters, on Friday and taken him out through the back door of the house.