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.