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Well-Known Cuban Dissident Freed After Day in Jail

HAVANA – Leading Cuban dissident Darsi Ferrer was released Friday after spending about a day in jail for mounting a peaceful protest in this capital.

Ferrer, wife Yusnaimi Jorge and two colleagues were detained after standing on a Havana street corner for around 25 minutes with signs demanding that Cubans be allowed to travel freely both inside and outside their country, the dissident physician told Efe.

Some people granted visas by foreign nations have been waiting as long as two years for permission to leave the Communist-ruled island, Ferrer said.

One such person, he said, is his wife, who wants to travel to the United States to receive medical treatment for a chronic “cerebrovascular ailment that has caused hypertension and is a threat to her health.”

He said he and the other protesters were arrested by “a score of police with excessive use of force,” taken to separate precincts and held until around midday Friday, when they were released without charge.

Ferrer, 41, has been complaining for months about Cuban authorities’ refusal to permit him, Jorge and their son to travel to the United States.

Thursday’s incident was the fourth time this year Ferrer has been briefly detained during protests and or while trying to meet with other government opponents, Ferrer said.

It has been less than a year since Ferrer was from custody after spending 11 months in jail without charge. EFE
 

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