Jailed dissident doctor to be charged

HAVANA, Cuba, July 28 (Juan Carlos Linares Balmaseda / Government officials have verbally advised the family of Dr. Darsi Ferrer Ramírez, a prominent dissident held by police since July 21, that he will be charged with actions against the government and receipt of stolen property.

Ferrer’s wife, Yusnaimy Jorge Soca, said she was meeting at their home with lawyers July 25 when two officials showed up. They told Ferrer’s mother, who lives with them, that charges will be laid.

The receipt of stolen property charge is apparently connected with two bags of cement taken from Ferrer’s home during a police raid July 9.

Ferrer, a medical doctor, is director of the Juan Bruno Zayas Health and Human Rights Center.