García was arrested April 22 on charges of "abuse of maternal authority'' and the next day was tried, convicted and sentenced to 20 months in prison. She was sent to the country's largest prison for women, Manto Negro.Cuban court quashes dissident Garcias jail sentence
BBC News - Cuban court quashes dissident Garcia's jail sentence
BBC News, Havana
15 May 2010 08:03 UK
Garcia was serving her sentence in the high-security Manto Negro prison
A Cuban appeal court has quashed the jail sentence given to dissident journalist Dania Garcia and given her a minor fine instead.
Ms Garcia, a blogger who writes for US-based opposition websites, had been sentenced to 20 months in jail after a domestic row with her daughter.
She was charged with abuse of authority for mistreating the 23-year-old, who disapproved of her political activism.
Human Rights groups said the charges were politically motivated.
Dania Virgen García is a blogger and independent journalist. As a member of a group that support the Ladies in White, often march with them. She is a courageous woman on the side of freedom. On the other side are the military regime mobs that try to intimidate those women marching in support of their relatives still in prison.