The television presenter suggested that Ferrer is harming himself, and that allegations that he is being abused in prison are false. The video included declarations by a man identified as Sergio García González who says he was attacked by Ferrer. Cuba has said Ferrer was detained Oct. 1 on suspicion of kidnapping and assault — allegations his supporters dismiss as false.
Cuba says the United States is funding and directing Ferrer’s activities. The U.S. says Ferrer is a peaceful dissident whose human rights have been violated.