Human rights activist detained

René Montes de Oca Martija

Another day, another example of “preventative repression,” by agents of the Cuban dictatorship …
Payo Libre is reporting that human rights activist René Montes de Oca Martija, who was released from prison earlier this year, has been arrested, presumably to prevent him from participating in protests planned for Monday, International Human Rights Day.
Esther Germán Valdés said that officers came for husband about 7:20 a.m. Saturday.
Montes de Oca was paroled earlier this year, after serving two years in prison on “charges” related to his participating in a July 2005 demonstration, to commemorate the “13 de marzo” tugboat massacre.
Obviously, the dictatorship, in ways not so subtle, is trying to cast a freeze on activities planned for Monday, by rounding up potential troublemakers — revealing exactly why Cubans will be taking to the streets, and why we must support their efforts.