Oswaldo Payá denounces aggression against Cuban prisoner of conscience

.- The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, has denounced the aggression against Cuban prisoner of conscience Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia, who has been placed in solitary confinement and denied all communication with his family.

In a press release, Paya explained that Ferrer, who is also a member of the CLM and a founder of the Varela Project, was “condemned in April of 2003 to 28 years in prison. He is currently confined to the Mar Verde prison in Santiago de Cuba.”

Likewise, he said, “since last Thursday, Luis Enrique has been in solitary confinement and has been denied the right to communicate via telephone with his family, something that he was able to do a few minutes per week before.”

After revealing that “the prison guards threatened to dress him in a prisoner’s suit in order to provoke him, as the majority of the prisoners wear civil dress or true rags due to the calamitous conditions in which they are held,” Paya underscored that “Luis Enrique Ferrer has a skin infection that has persisted for months and is now affecting parts of his head.”

The guards, “under the direction of State Security,” Paya continued, “harass and molest him constantly under diverse pretexts, in a true psychological war in the midst of the inhumane conditions of the prison.”

Lastly, Paya said that Ferrer “cannot eat the concentration camp-like rations he is being given as food in the prison due to stomach ailments, and therefore he was only eating what his family was bringing him.  The family is only allowed to visit and give him food every two months.”

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