Three members of the Cuban Demas De Blanco remained in police custody Wednesday, three days after they were arrested in Havana.
The three activists -- Belkis Cantillo Ramírez, Tania Montoya Vázquez and Aimeé Garcés Leyva -- are from Santiago de Cuba, and it was unknown whether they were being held in a police station or had already been returned to their home province, according to Cantillo's husband, the former prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia.
The three were arrested when they went to a State Security headquarters in Havana to demand the return of money and various items that had been taken from them earlier in the day.
In turn, three other activists -- Bertha Soler, a leader of the Damas De Blanco; and two former prisoners of conscience, Martha Beatriz Roque and Arnaldo Ramos -- were beaten and arrested when they went to check on the other Damas.
The repression in Cuba is increasing,and the regime's fear and panic are rising, as evidenced by the fact the that regime is willing to target so violently some of the nation's best-known activists.