Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Orlando Zapata Tamayo: 1967-2010

One of Cuba's best-known dissidents, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, has died in a Havana clinic. He had spent the last several years in a Cuban prison for daring to speak out against the Castro regime, and died as a result of a hunger strike that lasted nearly three months. He might as well have been murdered by the oppressive forces that currently control Cuba.

One day, when the Castros are long gone and the Cuban people enjoy the fruits of democracy, let's hope they build a statue to Mr. Tamayo in commemoration of his courage and self-sacrifice.

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