Juan O. Tamayo, Miami Herald
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Cuban police detained three dissidents Thursday who were handing out leaflets on a Havana corner in support of a human rights initiative that activists said has prompted the recent string of house searches around the island.
Yosvel Ramos, Idalberto Acuña and Santiago Cardozo, members of the Cuban Patriotic Union, were arrested on a busy corner of the Marianao neighborhood, said Jose Daniel Ferrer García, a leader of the opposition group.
Ramos was on his cellphone with another dissident during the arrest and was recorded screaming that police were hitting him and spraying him with pepper gas inside their patrol car, Ferrer noted.