Police again arrest Cuban dissident Farinas
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Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011, 13:01
Havana: Police have again arrested Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, the 2010 Sakharov rights prize winner, one day after he was detained for seven hours, his mother said.

The high-profile dissident was detained with around 10 other political activists, his mother Alicia Hernandez said.

"He's been detained," said Hernandez, 75, speaking by phone from the central city of Santa Clara, 280 kilometres (175 miles) east of Havana, where she lives with Farinas.

"I sent him a coat and some medicine with his uncle. But I expect that, like yesterday, he will be released soon," she said.

Farinas went on a 135-day hunger strike last year to draw attention to the challenges faced by dissidents of the Americas' only one-party communist regime.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, January 28, 2011, 13:01

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