Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Cuban church " expects more releases " soon

U.S. granted a visa for his deteriorating Ariel Sigler

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U.S. granted a visa for his deteriorating Ariel Sigler

Day 22/06/2010 - 6:24 a.m.
The Cuban Ariel Sigler , released  June 12th in critical condition, rested on Sunday after attending Mass in the church of Santa Rita. [ 60FIRMA - PHOTO ] EFE
President of the Conference Episcopal de Cuba , Dionisio Garcia, on Tuesday expressed confidence that produce new releases of political prisoners after a visit to the  Island Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Dominique Mamberti. " We all hope to continue the releases and  Additional measures , such as the sick. With all that group of people who call themselves political prisoners who have committed violence. They can leave , "said Garcia . Ruben Dario Ruiz counselor at the nunciature, was more cautious , in conversation yesterday with ABC.  I could not add anything to the official statement. "And what you think of the criticism from the opposition to Mamberti , that has not spoken with Damas de Blanco? "he asked. Dario Ruiz gets sharper : "Many thanks, do not give interviews, let alone teféfono .
Diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Cuba are " cordial , respectful , ongoing and rising , "according to official statement published yesterday Granma , the party organ Communist. The newspaper reported on the visit to Cuba by Dominique Mamberti, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, who came to the island on Tuesday and the day before he met with Raul Castro. During the meeting with Raul, Mamberti was accompanied by the nuncio, Becci Angelo , and Castro , for his foreign minister , Bruno  Rodriguez, who then fired the ecclesiastical delegate in Havana Airport .
Mamberti 's visit has overlapped with the process open dialogue between Church and Castro on the prisoners politicians. The result of these discussions , the regime released last June 12 Ariel Sigler , 47 , a dissident who is very ill, and allowed the prisoners to jails closer within their home provinces.
The president of the Episcopal Conference of Cuba Dionisio García , said yesterday that " after waiting for more releases Mamberti visit .
According to a leading figure of dissent, Elizardo Sanchez, leader of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights National Reconciliation ( CCDHRN ), the Castro and have decided unilateral policy of transferring to prisons near their homes release political prisoners and sickest inmates . "The decision and is taken . Now the objectives are purely media . The scheme pursued now, " Sanchez said yesterday in conversation with ABC Havana -stretching from the news , publishing a serialized soap opera . They could do it perfectly all at once and immediately , but not want. "
Raul Castro and Mamberti
On the visit of Archbishop Mamberti to Cuba, and its Interview with Raul , Sanchez said : "The impact has been low , the which corresponds to the characteristics of both Rome and the Cuban regime , not too much acting out . "
Asked about the fact that the Vatican envoy has not been seen with dissidents , especially with the group Ladies  White (mothers , wives and relatives of political prisoners ), also expressed his surprise. " Especially as the Damas de Blanco, a eighty women were on Sunday in the church of Santa Rita , about 6  blocks from where he was Mamberti, but this did nothing see them move closer to the church of Santa Rita . "
Ariel Sigler and his wife , Noelia Pedraza, were the Sunday at the home of Elizardo Sanchez. Sigler said that States United had been granted a visa so he could be treated Medically there. Their intention was to start the process that Cuban government authorized their departure.
We asked Sanchez about the state of Sigler and answer : "Keep getting worse . " Sigler was imprisoned in 2003 along with 75 other dissidents. In his more than seven
years of captivity have suffered serious injuries. Complaint Elizardo : "When I met him, Sigler was a young athletic and healthy weighed 200 pounds ( 90 kilos). It has gone ill, paraplegic weighing less than 100 pounds (45 kilos) .
Even if the regime authorized the departure of Sigler to the U.S., leaving the island will be delayed several weeks by  periods of the paperwork . Miguel Sigler resides in Miami , Ariel 's brother , and like him a former political prisoner .
In Havana, everyone expects in the coming days Government releasing some political prisoners sicker as José Luis García , Guido Sigler (brother of Ariel ), Pedro Argüelles Librado Linares , Juan Carlos Herrera , Alfredo Felipe , Julio César Gálvez  and Arnaldo Ramos , who is 68 years older prisoner . " Of the  50 political prisoners whose state of health is incompatible with the In prison , these are the worst are . You see, have nowhere  choice , "concluded Sanchez.
President of the Conference Episcopal de Cuba , Dionisio Garcia, on Tuesday expressed confidence that produce new releases of political prisoners after a visit to the  Island Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Dominique Mamberti. " We all hope to continue the releases and  Additional measures , such as the sick. With all that group of people who call themselves political prisoners who have committed violence. They can leave , "said Garcia . Ruben Dario Ruiz counselor at the nunciature, was more cautious , in conversation yesterday with ABC.  I could not add anything to the official statement. "And what you think of the criticism from the opposition to Mamberti , that has not spoken with Damas de Blanco? "he asked. Dario Ruiz gets sharper : "Many thanks, do not give interviews, let alone teféfono .
Diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Cuba are " cordial , respectful , ongoing and rising , "according to official statement published yesterday Granma , the party organ Communist. The newspaper reported on the visit to Cuba by Dominique Mamberti, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, who came to the island on Tuesday and the day before he met with Raul Castro. During the meeting with Raul, Mamberti was accompanied by the nuncio, Becci Angelo , and Castro , for his foreign minister , Bruno  Rodriguez, who then fired the ecclesiastical delegate in Havana Airport .
Mamberti 's visit has overlapped with the process open dialogue between Church and Castro on the prisoners politicians. The result of these discussions , the regime released last June 12 Ariel Sigler , 47 , a dissident who is very ill, and allowed the prisoners to jails closer within their home provinces.
The president of the Episcopal Conference of Cuba Dionisio García , said yesterday that " after waiting for more releases Mamberti visit .
According to a leading figure of dissent, Elizardo Sanchez, leader of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights National Reconciliation ( CCDHRN ), the Castro and have decided unilateral policy of transferring to prisons near their homes release political prisoners and sickest inmates . "The decision and is taken . Now the objectives are purely media . The scheme pursued now, " Sanchez said yesterday in conversation with ABC Havana -stretching from the news , publishing a serialized soap opera . They could do it perfectly all at once and immediately , but not want. "
Raul Castro and Mamberti
On the visit of Archbishop Mamberti to Cuba, and its Interview with Raul , Sanchez said : "The impact has been low , the which corresponds to the characteristics of both Rome and the Cuban regime , not too much acting out . "
Asked about the fact that the Vatican envoy has not been seen with dissidents , especially with the group Ladies  White (mothers , wives and relatives of political prisoners ), also expressed his surprise. " Especially as the Damas de Blanco, a eighty women were on Sunday in the church of Santa Rita , about 6  blocks from where he was Mamberti, but this did nothing see them move closer to the church of Santa Rita . "
Ariel Sigler and his wife , Noelia Pedraza, were the Sunday at the home of Elizardo Sanchez. Sigler said that States United had been granted a visa so he could be treated Medically there. Their intention was to start the process that Cuban government authorized their departure.
We asked Sanchez about the state of Sigler and answer : "Keep getting worse . " Sigler was imprisoned in 2003 along with 75 other dissidents. In his more than seven
years of captivity have suffered serious injuries. Complaint Elizardo : "When I met him, Sigler was a young athletic and healthy weighed 200 pounds ( 90 kilos). It has gone ill, paraplegic weighing less than 100 pounds (45 kilos) .
Even if the regime authorized the departure of Sigler to the U.S., leaving the island will be delayed several weeks by  periods of the paperwork . Miguel Sigler resides in Miami , Ariel 's brother , and like him a former political prisoner .
In Havana , everyone waits for the next days the government releasing some political prisoners patients, as José Luis García , Guido Sigler (brother of Ariel ), Pedro Argüelles , Librado Linares , Juan Carlos Herrera, Felipe Alfredo , Julio César Gálvez and Arnaldo Ramos , who is 68 years older prisoner . " Of the 50 political prisoners whose state of health is incompatible with the stay in prison , these are the worst are . You see, have to choose , "concludes Sanchez.
S: ABC.es / result LPPNEWS /

Vice President of Cuba accepts UN humanitarian agency

Fariñas repudiated by the Human Rights Council

Geneva .- Cuba was elected to the office Vice President of the Human Rights Council , the main United Nations body specializing in the promotion and protection of this subject.

During the annual organizational meeting of this body, its members decided by acclamation the choice of Cuban ambassador Geneva, Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez , for the post : The information Found via Prensa Latina news agency in Cuba.

This year the Vice President belongs to the Group of America Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba will fulfill its mandate as a member of the Bureau Council Directive until June 2011. Ambassador of Thailand  Geneva, Sihasak Phuang - ketkeow , was elected to chair the body the UN in the same period.

Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Farinas on strike hunger , expressed his categorical opposition to Cuba's election to Vice President of the Human Rights Council .

The opposition , on hunger strike since last February 24 , calling it " a high lack of respect " , according to martinoticias.com .

"The Council ... has been guilty of disrespect to the people Cuban, especially those who have been imprisoned and who have died in prison "for defending human rights , he said.
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FIDEL CASTRO and his brother Raul , with Hugo Chavez, among THE " worst dictators "AS FOREIGN POLICY PDF Imprimir E-mail
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:10
In the list of dictators, nor Raul Castro, Cuba, or Hugo Chavez Venezuela, can be compared to Fidel Castro, according to the magazine "Foreign Policy . "

Raul Castro was at number 21 , and Chavez in the 17 to the list the worst tyrants of the world published by the journal. Fidel Castro ranked No. 15 a similar list published in 2007 by magazine Parade.

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In a separate article Foreign Policy Cuba ranked in where 76 out of 177 countries on the basis of national stability , Guatemala at the site between 75 and Venezuela in 77 .
The magazine said that Raul Castro is suffering from astigmatism and intellectual ''  " is painfully unable to see that the revolution is directed obsolete, an abysmal failure and totally irrelevant to the Cuban people's aspirations .''
"[ Raúl Castro] blamed the failure of the revolution confabulations foreign , then used to justify increasing repression brutal ,'' said the journal , based in Washington and published by Interactive Washingtonpost.Newsweek , LLC.
The list of Parade 2007 noted that " negative for decades of Fidel Castro to pass the baton of leadership is his way of saying that there are two generations of Cubans without a capable person to lead the  country ... except his brother .''
Dictators in the list of Foreign Policy were sorted by George B.N. Ayittey , Ghana, and president of the Free  Africa Foundation , based in Washington, '' based on ignoble qualities , cultural and economic devastation betrayal .''
Thirteen of the 23 African dictators and other control Central Asian countries that once were pate Union Soviet . The list also includes the leaders of China, Iran and Myanmar.
"Although all dictators are bad in its way, there is one aspect insidious despotism which I find unbearable : the disturbing frequency with which many of the despots began their careers (...)  as' freedom fighters ' ''wrote Ayittey .
Africans refer to this phenomenon in this way, he added : "We fought very hard to remove a cockroach from power, then comes a rat and does the same .''
In a separate note on about his " Failed States Index " Based on 12 factors, such as refugee flows, economic, human rights violations and security threats , Cuba was  in place 76 among 177 countries. That was an improvement compared to 58 that took place when Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace first published the index in 2005.
In the most recent list, Cuba received its lowest scores on flight of the population , lack of legitimacy State human rights, security apparatus , elites fractionated and external problems .
The 10 worst countries in that order , were Somalia, Zimbabwe , Sudan,  Chad , Democratic Republic of Congo , Iraq , Afghanistan , Republic CAR, Guinea and Pakistan.
Haiti ranked No. 12 , Colombia on 41 , Bolivia at 51 , Nicaragua and Ecuador in 66 in 69 .
Foreign Policy indicated that the 10 worst countries are a group   sadly familiar. The three years Somalia has been overwhelmed in the first  of the list of failed states and none of those 10 have shown  much progress '' since 2005.
"Given the proper time and circumstances , countries recover ,''he said . '' Sierra Leone and Liberia , for example , are no longer  among the 20 failed states, and Colombia has become a success story .''
The 10 safest countries were Norway , Finland , Sweden,  Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, New Zealand , Australia , Holland and Austria. United States ranked No. 159.
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When you finish your medical treatment...

Former political prisoner must Sigler Amaya return to Cuba

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MADRID , 22 June ( IRIN) -


Former political prisoner Ariel Sigler Amaya Cuban must return to the island once culminating medical treatment in the United States because the humanitarian visa  Washington is awarded "temporary" and is valid only while recovering , said Tuesday the dissident to Europe Press.
The U.S. interests section in Havana adopted Last week, the humanitarian visa that can reach Sigler Amaya  Miami , home to a brother, and treated by a medical team specialized. Currently being processed to apply for passport Cuban immigration authorities for an exit permit that relies  may be granted within a week.
" It's not a permanent departure, is temporary, " said the dissident because the United States issued a visa with humanitarian status and not residence and that carries with it once I made my recovery  return to Cuba. "
The time may still remain in U.S. territory has not been established , because everything depends on what you determine the specialists who will meet in Miami. "What is certain is that I will  back because approval only for care " health , insisted the former prisoner of 47 years .
Despite this limitation, Sigler Amaya was satisfied by this  "Gesture" of Washington and expressed his desire to return to the island continue to " fight "from the opposition to the regime of the brothers Castro. "I will not stop, I will continue my battle for the liberation of  all political prisoners , "he said .
Sigler Amaya, one of the detainees called Black Spring 2003 , received on 11 June a " parole "with he could leave the Hospital Julito Diaz of Havana where he was entered several months after presenting severe health problems due to  suffering from multiple diseases .
Before entering prison , the dissenter was a man recognized asset and a boxer who enjoyed an excellent state of health. His weight was 205 pounds (94.3 kilos), but according to last  medical record her weight had dropped to 117 pounds (53 kilos). There was also a paraplegic that left him in a wheelchair , political prisoner, making him the box with the worst health.
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Return to Havana : opening the dialogue?

Bigots inside and outside Cuba do not serve . The country need national reconciliation , freedom and structural reforms. Some  take appropriate decisions without interference Cubans external

CARMELO MESA- LAGO 23/06/2010

After 20 years without being able to go to Cuba, visited Havana ( June 14-20 ) to participate in the X Catholic Social Week , invited by Cardinal Jaime Ortega. I was given an entry visa , but a week an official of the Cuban consulate in Washington, I reported that she had been revoked. "Can you give me the reasons? " I asked. He replied : "He came from above. " After a new management Cardinal and other support , I phoned the consul of Cuba to give me news that he had revoked the revocation.
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On the first trip to the island in 20 years , I've found affection and willingness to build bridges
Among the exiles in Florida is the wish of majority agreement among all Cubans
Between 1978 and 1990 I traveled four times to Cuba to participate in dialogues , seminars and meetings with Cuban economists . It was first "dialogue" between the Cuban government and the community abroad, largely a monologue , but that resulted in the release of 3600 political prisoners and the start of travel of Cuban exiles to island and their families to America. In 2003 I was invited for the first international conference on The social security Havana sent a paper , I included in the program, had a concert with Cuban technical interview to discuss my study on pension reform ... and you gave me the visa.
This last trip was a most pleasant and most consent . About 150 representatives of social action in dioceses around the island , academics and  national staff treated me with affection and respect; chatted two hours with the Cardinal and also individually with four bishops. I met at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy (Universidad de La Habana) with nine economists , with whom he had held an academic exchange for many years as well as discussions Spain, U.S. , Canada and Italy but not in Cuba. Contrary to the four previous trips confrontation that prevailed in this prevailed consensus and respectful dialogue with diverse ideas .
The Vatican Foreign Minister Dominique Mamberti argued that the law can not " stifle religious freedom and other rights to restrict or deny fundamental , "the Church has "the duty to work for of a just order in society " . The cardinal welcomed " dialogue about who builds bridges . " The Jesuit Jorge Cela, stressed key passages of the encyclical Cuba Caritas in Veritas: the love in front of the confrontation to national reconciliation , the right to free association , the importance of civil society development of economic democracy , pluralism of companies  not leave everything in the hands of the state , dialogue and participation all the necessary changes.
Aurelio Alonso , deputy director of  magazine Casa de las Americas warned that dialogue involves tolerance and understanding , instead of campaigning and enforcement. Was favor of eliminating acts of repudiation on both sides rejected look at the Miami community with immobility , acknowledged that Cuba has not contributed sufficiently to generate a climate of dialogue and concluded: "Our ability to respond to dialogue within the nation depends on us to be able also to address the dialogue with the emigration. " Jorge Domínguez , vice provost of Harvard, noticed that the word "treason "is used in Cuba and in exile against anyone who disagrees, a resource that has no arguments and evidence fear that if there is a debate , it is shown his ignorance. With exception of 1978 , meetings with migration have been limited to representatives of the last to agree in advance with the Government  an agenda set by it. He cited surveys showing that percentage of exiles in South Florida who successfully complete the dialogue  has grown from 40% in 1991 to 65% in 2007 , increasing to 79 % among those who  emigrated after 1995.
In the session on reconciliation Cubans , Rafael Hernandez , director of Themes, playing role of devil's advocate, submitted 17 questions . Accepted reconciliation of people and families. Considered impossible reconciliation between different ideologies , but said that Political reconciliation is " precondition for achieving social balance and stability in Cuba. " Arturo Lopez -Levi , professor  assistant at the University of Denver , focused on the idea of "Casa Cuba "proposed by Carlos Manuel de Cespedes , and maintained two principles fundamental national sovereignty and compliance with all human rights, including a democratic state and welfare, majority government and respect for minorities. Reconciliation is a process based "on the premise that a step can lead to strain  other, creating impulses and changing social and political environment . "
In  the panel on the economy and society , the Cuban scholars Omar Everleny Pavel Vidal Pérez Villanueva and frank analysis presented Details of the magnitude of the crisis and domestic macroeconomic external as well as banking, with which I agreed . I analyzed the Cuba's aging population (the most advanced in the region after Uruguay) and how aggravating the financial unsustainability of the long-term pension , even though the purchasing power of same has been halved since 1989. Consensus was reached on need to implement socio-economic structural reforms , accelerate and deepen , to streamline a process in last three years has been positive but slow and dropper , not attack the fundamental problems raised by Raul Castro since 2007: the inability of agriculture to produce 80 % of food consumed , the dual monetary system , inadequate wages to cover basic needs, the need increase production and productivity, and reverse the decline in  exports and sugar production.
My last visit to in 1990 had preceded the terrible crisis that followed the collapse of socialist camp. After 20 years I did not recognize my beloved city. Paradoxically , I knew where I was : not in the part of the Habana Vieja wonderful and faithfully restored by Eusebio Leal, or the corner of Galiano and San Rafael or Queen Street and Mount , before the  most important commercial centers and now in ruins. I visited the peaceful dissidents Oscar Espinosa Chepe , an independent economist and one of 75 prisoners in the Spring of 2003, and his wife, Miriam Leiva, writer and one of the main organizers of the Ladies original  White. Living in a tiny apartment and poor, certainly not the  Instead of people accused of receiving money from abroad .
Before  of my visit had occurred crucial events : the death of Orlando Zapata, harassment of Damas de Blanco, Guillermo hunger strike  Fariñas, and meeting with the president of the Cardinal . From this meeting  Government approval came to parade the Ladies in White without acts of repudiation , the release of a political prisoner who is paraplegic, and the transfer of sick prisoners to other jails in December unless severe and closer to their families. These actions should be supported, both inside and outside Cuba, in the hope of leading to  release of all prisoners of conscience. But one sector extremist minority of exiles in Miami and is opposed to it accuses of collaborators Cuban- Americans who participated in the Catholic Social Week . Cuba is also within an area ( labeled by a high authority on dinosaurs and Jacobins Cuban ) which hampers the opening and economic reforms . Both groups antagonistic intolerant unite in defense of their interests own and in comparison , receives feedback from each other.
What  The alternative is that after 51 years these two sectors offer extremes? It is inhuman exiles who have a comfortable life without suffer the enormous needs facing the Cuban people , encourage hunger to cause an explosion or the Civil War. Equally reprehensible that Cuban officials and bureaucrats , who are not missing goods and services denied to their people , oppose reforms  urgent and necessary to get the nation out of crisis.
There  to break the vicious circle with a dialogue that leads to national reconciliation , freedom for prisoners of conscience and key structural reforms , decisions that correspond to Cubans without outside interference. This alternative not only human help Cuba, but also the elimination of U.S. embargo Together and a change of attitude of the European Union. To do this , I willing to return to my native land, against the opposition of intolerant groups inside and outside Cuba.
Caramel Mesa -Lago is professor of economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (USA ).
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The Cuban dictatorship send to a prison sentence to one dissident for only two cement bags


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The doctor Ferrer DarsiWas arrested 11 months ago was  sentenced to one year and three months of house arrest by " receiving "of construction materials to repair his house and "Attack" against a neighbor


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The ruling covers the 11 months he spent in prison without  sentence dossier shall therefore only be four more.

"I'm  happy to be home with my family, but I feel sad because they did not leave me all political prisoners and all people who are unjustly sentenced today in prisons , "he told Reuters.

The prosecution had requested three years in prison for Ferrer , a doctor in the past years organized peaceful marches in Havana to commemorate the Day  Human Rights.

The dissident was convicted illegally acquire building materials, Although there stated that the two sacks of cement and iron beams that seized the Police had taken a friend who had left Cuba unfinished  works at home.

The other fact that he is charged  The alleged assault on a neighbor, who would have supported the cause in against. For the opposition , however , his political was the reason for the condemned.

The release of prisoners policy is a condition of the United States to normalize relations with the island. But President Raul Castro says it is a  "Blackmail" the United States.

However, keep Ferrer prisoner had committed the dialogue that since May have been carrying later the Church and the communist government on various issues, including the status of the 180 prisoners of conscience in the island  Caribbean .

The release of political prisoner problems arrest and transfer from other inmates to prisons in their provinces home so they can be visited by their families were unpublished first fruits of dialogue.

However, Ferrer considered that it is sure that his release " is the product of these conversations."S:Infobae.com/traduce LPP News

The Cuban physician Darsi Ferrer, released conditional
HAVANA - Cuban authorities released Tuesday left Conditional opponent doctor Darsi Ferrer , after a year and ordered to three months in prison for illegal and aggression, reported  family .
Ferrer, 40, was jailed without trial since July 2009 in the Valle Grande prison , west of Havana, for what you already spent most of the penalty and the remaining months will follow on probation , Ferrer 's wife explained , Yusnaimy Jorge, and witnesses.
" They leave you at liberty . I hope that today same exit. I saw it , encouraged , it was a tense trial . Always gave  the shade they wanted , which was calling him a common criminal and  that tried him , "said Jorge , outside of court October 10th municipality .
Jorge was satisfied with the sentence, the prosecution asked for three years for her husband , arrested July 21, 2009 on charges of illegal purchase of materials construction, and of threatening a neighbor who supported the complaint , during the police search the home .
" We just wanted  was to repair our humble home. He was innocent , "said the woman the international press.
Ferrer, declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International (AI ) , argued that bags cement and iron beams seized by the police they had been given a friend.
A score of opponents, some of which shouted "freedom" and "justice " remained outside the court  during the hearing and briefly attended diplomatic American, British and Czech .
Ferrer was on strike starvation three weeks in April to demand "fair trial "and medical care, protest arose when the authorities agreed to  their demands .
Diplomats of Sweden, who then headed the European Union ( EU) - Germany , Britain , Hungary, and Poland visited in August 2009 the Ferrer family to show solidarity , after which the Cuban Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors and they were told upset by what he saw as "interference . "
The dissident They have two children , has been arrested several times by different causes , including organizing marches silent in a park in Havana 10 December, Human Rights Day .
Ferrer,  doctor not to exercise their profession by engaging in activities opposition since 1999, founded and is director of the Center for Health and illegal Human Rights " Juan Bruno Zayas . "
AI included him in its list of 50 Cuban prisoners of conscience in February and in March State Department awarded the ' Defenders of Freedom " 2009.
The Government considers mercenaries opponents United States rejects the existence of political prisoners or prisoners  of consciousness.
The Cuban dissident doctor Darsi Ferrer ( center), this Tuesday in Havana.