In one of the more shocking examples of the Cuban government’s crackdown on critics, a popular YouTuber and independent reporter, who goes by the name Dina Stars, was detained by Cuban government authorities during a live interview with a Spanish television show.
“A popular Cuban YouTuber was detained by government security forces on live television Tuesday morning as she was discussing the sweeping arrests of activists, protesters, and journalists,” National Public Radio reported Tuesday.
“Dina Stars was speaking live on Todo Es Mentira, a Spanish television news show when she said state security forces were knocking on her door and demanding she go with them to a Havana police station,” the outlet noted.
The incident was captured live, as one of Stars’ friends tried to keep cameras rolling during Stars’ interview and eventual arrest. The video, taken from a hiding spot, shows Stars talking to Cuban officials and then being carted off. Stars is in the upper right-hand corner of the panel.