Monday, June 28, 2010

Release of Cuban prisoner of conscience is long overdue

Amnesty International, June 24, 2010

Darsi Ferrer was convicted on spurious charges of receiving   illegally obtained goods

Darsi Ferrer was convicted on spurious charges of receiving illegally obtained goods

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The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue, Amnesty International has said.

Darsi Ferrer was convicted on Tuesday on spurious charges of receiving illegally obtained goods and “violence or intimidation against a state official”.

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