Darsi Ferrer shows injuries he says he received while in police custody earlier this month.
Cuban dissident Dr. Darsi Ferrer was arrested Tuesday, and was being held in a prison west of Havana, according to CubaEncuentro.com.
"It appears that he is accused of a common crime, illegally buying construction materials to repair his house, but to us it is a politically motivated detention, said Elizardo Sánchez, head of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and Reconciliation.
Ferrer, a long-time human rights activist, had been arrested and detained earlier this month, a day before a planned demonstration along the Malecon in Havana. Ferrer said that several police officers beat him during his detention, and when he and his wife returned home they found their house had been ransacked and damaged.