Numerous sources on the island, including dissident Antonio Rodiles and blogger Yoani Sanchez, are reporting via Twitter that Cuban police early Sunday arrested punk rocker Gorki Aguila, frontman for the band Porno Para Ricardo. He is reportedly being held at a police station in Havana.
Details of why he was arrested aren't know, except that he is a free-thinking and free-acting Cuban who has repeatedly shown himself to not be intimated by the dictatorship's thuggish behavior.
That Aguila was arrested was not a surprise but coming now -- after a European tour that raised his and his band's public stature -- it is surprising the regime would target someone who actually might generate some international attention if he were to be arrested. Of course, that remains to be seen.
Still, that attention is important because maybe it will help keep his time in Castro's jails to a minimum.
Free Gorki NOW!