Updated, Nov. 9, 2012 -- Yoani Sanchez was released after several hours in detention. Some of the others arrested were also released.
Updated, 8:35 p.m. EST -- Via Twitter, Elsa Morejon, wife of former prisoner of conscience, Oscar Biscet reports that some of those arrested have been released. However, the CIHPRESS news agency reports there is "no hope" that blogger Yoani Sanchez will be released today.
Numerous Cuban bloggers, lawyers and other dissidents were arrested today as part of the Castro regime's latest crackdown. Among those detained were blogger Yoani Sanchez -- one of the best-known Cubans in the world; Guillermo Farinas, past recipient of the European Union's Sahkarov human rights prize; former Group of 75 prisoners of conscience Ángel Moya, Félix Navarro and Librado Linares.
One of the regime's mouthpieces tweeted that Sanchez stood accused of "public disorder" and "social indiscipline, after she and some of the others went to a police station to demand the release of two dissident lawyers.
Their real crime?
Daring to stand up to the Castro dictatorship to demand respect for their rights and those of their fellow Cubans.
Others reported to have been arrested include: