Cuban court sends opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer back to prison for four years

José Daniel Ferrer García, 51, is one of the best-known dissidents on the island, as he was part of the "group of the 75" convicted in 2003 during the wave of repression known as "black spring" and released between 2010 and 2011 with an extra penal license.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Cuban court has revoked the benefit of house arrest of well-known dissident José Daniel Ferrer and sentenced him to remain in prison for more than four years remaining on his sentence for assault.

The Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) leader was arrested on October 1, 2019, and in February 2020, sentenced to prison after a closed-door trial for an alleged crime of injury to another man, a charge that his relatives and collaborators deny.

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