|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Cuba

Prominent Cuban Dissident Arrested

HAVANA – Cuban dissident Darsi Ferrer was arrested Thursday along with four other people as they were staging a peaceful protest in downtown Havana, according to information provided by the Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission.

Ferrer and his associates demanded during a “small demonstration” that the Cuban government “respect the freedom of movement of citizens inside the island and (allow them to travel) abroad with the right to return to the country,” the commission said in a communique on the matter, signed by its spokesman Elizardo Sanchez.

Also participating in the protest, besides Ferrer, were his wife Yusnaimi Jorge, Juan Mario Rodriguez, Ricardo Aguilar and Joaquin Sarduy.

The dissidents also displayed posters alluding to their demand during the protest mounted Thursday afternoon on a street corner in front of the well-known Coppelia ice cream shop, located in the El Vedado neighborhood, according to the commission.

A source close to the dissidents told Efe that none of the protesters has been released by Cuban authorities.

Ferrer, a 41-year-old physician, was released in June 2010 after being held in prison for 11 months without charge.

For several months, Ferrer has been denouncing the fact that Cuban immigration authorities have denied him, his wife and son permission to leave the country and travel to the United States. EFE
 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved