From Amnesty, UK:
Amnesty International has urged Cuban President Raúl Castro to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience ahead of a scheduled demonstration today (18 March).
The call came after a protest by the Damas de Blanco (‘Ladies in White’) was forcibly broken up by Cuban police on Wednesday 17 March, who briefly detained several women.
After the incident, some of the women said they had been beaten by the police. They include Reyna Tamayo, mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died on 22 February 2010, having spent several weeks on hunger strike to demand the release of prisoners of conscience.