Kafkaesque Arrest of Dr. Darsi Ferrer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Cuban opposition leader Dr. Darsi Ferrer, Director of the Juan Bruno Zayas Center for Health and Human Rights, was re-arrested yesterday morning, according to the AFP.

Dr. Ferrer is currently being held at the Valle Grande Prison, west of Havana.

On July 9th, Dr. Ferrer was briefly detained and viciously beaten (see picture below) by the Cuban authorities for organizing a demonstration thematically entitled, "A Walk of Dreams," near the Hotel Nacional in Havana, whose premises are solely designated for foreign tourists.

During last week's detention, the Cuban authorities violently searched his home, breaking windows and causing structural damage. Connivingly, Dr. Ferrer is now being charged with "illegally" purchasing construction materials in the "black-market," in order to fix the damage incurred.

Who teaches the Cuban authorities such Kafkaesque tactics?