Last Friday, one of the world's most articulate and brave bloggers, Yoani Sánchez, was brutally beaten and kidnapped by her own government. Read her description of the events here A gangland style kidnapping.
Read her blog Generation Y.
Thankfully, she is recovering and remains resolute as a blogger and dissident. In her own words:
"Thank you to friends and family who have looked after and supported me, the effects are fading, even the psychological ones which are the hardest. Orlando and Claudia are still in shock, but they are incredibly strong and also will overcome it. We have already begun to smile, the best medicine against abuse. The principal therapy for me remains this blog, and the thousands of topics still waiting to be touched on."