Friday, August 10, 2018

Family of jailed Cuban human rights defender denounces that he is being tortured

"Children, I will endure everything they are doing to me." - Ebert Hidalgo Cruz

Ebert Hidalgo Cruz  with his wife and children in happier times
Cuban opposition activist Ebert Hidalgo Cruz, who was detained together with José Daniel Ferrer Garcia on Friday, August 3, 2018, following a traffic incident in Palmarito de Cauto that involved a State Security agent, is being mistreated by Cuban officials. 

Ebert was seen five days later on August 8th for ten minutes by his family. They were threatened and told not to speak of what they saw, but they refused to be silent. They saw their father with a blood stain on his shirt, injuries to his head, his hands and feet trembled, and he teared up. He told them to remain united and said: "Children, I will endure everything they are doing to me." Ferrer has still not been seen.  Ebert's daughter Haydeé Hidalgo posted a video denouncing, in Spanish, the torture of her dad.

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