February 23, 2012
Juan Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald
Cuban police and pro-government mobs cracked down on dissidents across the island Wednesday to avert protests marking the deaths of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo and four South Florida members of Brothers to the Rescue.
Security forces were besieging 40 members of the dissident Ladies in White gathered in the Havana home of their late founder, Laura Pollán, and arresting other members as they arrived to join them, the women reported.
Several dozen other dissidents were detained in the eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo and Holguín to keep them from marking the two anniversaries, said Havana human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz...