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

Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return to
/ 14ymedio
Posted on December 18, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 18 December 2015 — The leader of the National
Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Jose Daniel Ferrer, was to
Santiago de Cuba by order of a Havana who warned him that he could
return to prison to serve his sentence (25 years) if tried to leave his
province again. The opponent has been on parole since 2011, the year he
was released, after being convicted during the Black Spring of 2003.

Ferrer was Thursday morning, the 17th, at the headquarters of
the organization in the capital and taken to the station on
Acosta street. The detainee told 14ymedio by telephone that after
remaining there until noon, man who called himeself Vicente Rodríguez
Hernández appeared, accompanied by a lieutenant colonel of the Interior
Ministry (MININT).. “He came dressed in a judge’s robe and carrying
numerous documents. When asked to identify himself as a judge, the man
said he had forgotten his identity card, but in ay event he did not have
to show it to me.”

The presumed judge informed the opposition leader that, according to the
law, he is subject to the regulations of parole and cannot leave his
province nor file for residence outside Santiago de Cuba, without court
authorization. He added that if he violated these measures, he could
return to prison.

Ferrer said that he told him, “Save yourself the explanation and take me
to jail now, because that is an order I will not obey.” He continued,
“They would not give me a copy of the documents they read from, so I
refused to sign anything.”

The “court session” was filmed at all times by a man in uniform, and his
captors told him that the recording would be proof that he had been duly
warned.

At 3 pm, Jose Daniel Ferrer was taken in a van, escorted by two
policemen, to the eastern provinces. They spent the night in Las Tunas
and at approximately 11:30 am on Friday he was left in the city of
Santiago de Cuba.

Source: Jose Daniel Ferrer Barred from Havana and Warned He Could Return
to Prison / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
translatingcuba.com/jose-daniel-ferrer-barred-from-havana-and-warned-he-could-return-to-prison-14ymedio/

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