Civil Liberties

Cuban Dissident Blogger Arrested

Was on her way to a trial over the death of another dissident


Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has been arrested in Cuba's eastern city of Bayamo, a pro-government website said.

Ms Sanchez is known for highlighting issues affecting young Cubans on the communist-run island.

She was detained on her way to the trial of Spaniard Angel Carromero.

Mr Carromero faces manslaughter charges over the July death of high-profile oppositionist Oswaldo Paya.