Prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was released without charges several hours after his “violent” arrest in the central city of Santa Clara, his family and colleagues said Monday.
Fariñas was headed for church on Sunday together with a group of 10 opposition members when “three (police) patrol cars blocked their way and the cops began to push and shove them inside,” Ramon Jimenez, spokesman for the dissident group United Anti-Totalitarian Forum, told EFE.
“The police were violent with them and Guillermo was treated worst of all,” Jimenez said.
Fariñas’ mother Alicia Hernandez confirmed Monday the account of her son’s detention and said that, after returning home around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, he had to go to the doctor “because he was in a lot of pain.”
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