Urgent Action Update: Cuban Opposition Leader at Risk of Unfair Trial (Cuba: UA 134.19)
José Daniel Ferrer García, Cuban opposition leader and former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, has been in detention since October 1, 2019. According to his family, his trial is scheduled for February 26, 2020, however, his family was only informed of this on February 20, 2020. His family also reports that two defense witnesses were allegedly harassed by security agents, days before the trial. Amnesty International has documented for decades government control over the judiciary. Mass mobilization is needed to ensure that the Cuban authorities allow independent monitoring of his trial to ensure that it is fair.