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Cuban activists talk about lack of basic freedoms, 10 years on from mass crackdown

Headline Title:  Lack of basic freedoms in Cuba 18 March 2013 Cuban activist José Daniel Ferrer García can hardly remember a time when the authorities were not monitoring and blocking his movements and phone calls.Coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unión Patriótica de Cuba, UNPACU), an unrecognized organization that seeks democratic change by non-violent means, José Daniel has been arrested on numerous occasions as punishment for his activism.From his early days as an activist in the 1990s he was used to being arbitrarily detained on a regular basis for short periods and was…

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