The Cuban independent journalist and blogger Dania Virgen Garcia Garcia was beaten and arrested Monday, while trying to attend a gathering at the home of the late Laura Pollan.
Garcia and her husband were approaching the residence when they were assaulted by security agents and taken to a Havana police station, according to her husband, Michel Iroy Rodríguez Ruíz. Numerous activists, including several members of the "Ladies In White," were arrested while trying to attend a literary tea at Pollan's home, which she shared with her husband, the former prisoner of conscience Hector Maseda.
At the police station, Garcia was placed in a cell with Dama De Blanco Inés Antonia Quesada Lemus, and the two began shouting slogans -- "Murderers" and "Laura lives!"
Rodriguez was later released, but as of Monday evening Garcia remained in custody.
Rodriguez said he was worried for his wife's life.
You can read Dania Virgen Garcia's blog here.
UPDATED, Oct. 20, 2011 -- Two days after her arrest, Dania Garcia remain in jail, according to human rights activist Elizardo Sanchez.
UPDATED, Oct 21, 2011 -- Three days after arrest, Dania Garcia was released.