Police again arrest Cuban dissident Farinas

The high-profile dissident was detained with 10 other political activists.

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