She was first arrested and interrogated by the oppressive Communist dictatorship, along with dissident punk rock artist Gorki Águila and democracy activist Luis Alberto Mariño from the civil society group Cuba Decide.
Human Rights Foundation has the details:
Cuba: El Sexto’s International Lawyer Expelled from Cuba After False Detention and Interrogation
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest, harassing interrogations, and forcible deportation of American attorney Kimberley Motley from Havana, Cuba. Motley was in Cuba for three days as the international attorney for political prisoner Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, a celebrated Cuban artist imprisoned since Castro’s death more than twenty-one days ago.
Read the full press release here.