MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Cuban leading activist Jose Ferrer has reportedly been arrested in Havana, according to pro-democracy activists in Cuba

According to the BBC, the activists say they don’t know where Ferrer has been taken.

The reported arrest by Cuban authorities happened before a regional gathering of heads of state set for next week.  Ferrer was planning on attending an unauthorized meeting during the gathering.

At least eight other activists have reportedly been arrested.