July 22, 2012
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez reports via Twitter that a Catholic Church official has confirmed that Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya is dead after a traffic creportrash in eastern Cuba.
Details of the crash are sketchy -- one report says a vehicle he was riding in was rammed by a traffic and forced off a high -- but until proven otherwise, it is fair to blame the Castro regime for what occurreed today.
After all, this is a dictatorship that in 2010 murdered Orlando Zapata Tamayo, and in 2011, murdered Laura Pollan.
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Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya was hospitalized Sunday, after he was injured in a traffic accident in eastern Cuba. A police official told Paya's family he was dead, according to his brother Carlos.The accident happened when another vehicle, possibly a truck, rammed a car he was riding in and forced it off a highway, according to a Facebook post from former political prisoner Tony Diaz Sanchez, a leading member of Paya's Christian Liberation Movement now in exile in Miami.
Reports that Paya was missing first appeared on his website, OswaldoPaya.org, sparking speculations that the dictatorship had specificially targeted Paya, one of Cuba's most prominent dissidents, as part of a new crackdown on the opposition.
Not helping calm those fears was the difficulty in tracking down what happened.
Martinoticias.com, Cuban blogger Luis Felipe Rojas and other sources report via Twitter that Paya has been hospitalized in Bayamo, in eastern Cuba.
In an earlier tweet, Paya's brother Carlos reported from Madrid that police had told his brother's family that Paya was dead.
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Posted by Marc R. Masferrer on July 22, 2012 at 05:48 PM