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    Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?

    Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?
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    By Carl Gershman, Tuesday, July 24

    Carl Gershman is president of the National Endowment for Democracy.
    With the death of Oswaldo Payá, a key leader of the Cuban democratic opposition, Cuba has suffered what the writer Yoani Sanchez called “a dramatic loss for its present and an irreplaceable loss for its future.” The circumstances surrounding Payá’s death Sunday have sparked controversy similar to that caused in October by the death of Laura Pollan , the leader of the much-acclaimed Ladies in White, just weeks after she was attacked at a protest march by a government supporter.

    The Cuban government said that Payá died in a traffic accident near the city of Bayamo when his car slammed into a tree, killing him and another passenger and injuring two others. But Payá’s daughter, Rosa Maria Payá, immediately challenged that version, saying that the family had received information from the survivors that their car was repeatedly rammed by another vehicle. “So we think it’s not an accident,” she said, according to CNN en Espańol. “They wanted to do harm and then ended up killing my father.”
    The Castroit regime posted false photos of the Oswaldo Paya accident crash site on the facebook page of the Cuban communist party. Why are they doing it? What are they trying to spin? Sorry but this tactics doesn’t work on this time and age of internet information. The images of the car speak for itself. The communist party facebook page image shows a frontal impact only of the car involved in the crash.

    http://www.penultimosdias.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/PCC.jpg

    The real pictures show a large impact to the back of the car not consistent with a frontal impact with a tree. In reality this was the car they traveled in:

    http://zoevaldes.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fotoautopaya.jpg?w=600

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    THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
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    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Oswaldo Payá- The President’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Oswaldo Payá, a tireless champion for greater civic and human rights in Cuba. Payá gave decades of his life to the nonviolent struggle for freedom and democratic reform in Cuba as the head of the Christian Liberation Movement, the leader of the Varela Project, and through his role as a civil society activist. He remained optimistic until the end that the country he loved would see a peaceful and democratic transition. We continue to be inspired by Payá’s vision and dedication to a better future for Cuba, and believe that his example and moral leadership will endure. The United States will continue to support the Cuban people as they seek their fundamental human rights.
    Paya's daughter spoke with the two men who were in the car, before they were kept incommunicated in the hospital. His family seems to be in no doubt about who was responsible.

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    Up to 50 arrested at Payá funeral, family and supporters insist his death was no accident
    Up to 50 arrested at Payá funeral, family and supporters insist his death was no accident - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com

    By Juan O. Tamayo
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com

    Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá was buried Tuesday as police dragged off and allegedly beat at least 40 supporters who shouted “Freedom!” after his funeral mass, in a clash watched by a large and impassive crowd in Havana.

    Relatives and supporters voiced new allegations that Payá was killed in a car crash caused by another vehicle, but a Madrid newspaper reported the Spaniard at the wheel of the car carrying the dissident told police the accident was his fault.

    Police detained 40 to 50 dissidents, and beat some of them severely, as more than 300 people left the El Salvador del Mundo church Tuesday morning and started the funeral procession to the Colón Cemetery, said Havana human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez.

    Among those reported “brutally beaten” was dissident Guillermo Farińas, winner of the 2010 European Parliament’s Sakharov price, which Payá won in 2002. Several had been released by Tuesday evening, Sánchez told El Nuevo Herald.
    Carromero, the Spaniard who was driving, made phone calls to Europe. Seems he was rattled, and driving on unfamiliar roads to evade this criminal pursued, which led to the crash. Paya had suffered a similar incident two weeks earlier in Havana, putting him and his wife in danger.


    Photo of Paya’s family van after the previous “accident” induced by the Castroit regime goons.

    It is evident now that the Castroit regime is going for broke. It sent the thugs of the state security to perform ruthless assault of the grieving attendees at Paya's funeral. They were savagely beating and arrested.

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    Re: Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?

    Paya was a peaceful dissident, with many merits. The state security forces have no business beating up and locking people up at a funeral. The regime mob disturbed the funeral chanting pro regime slogans, shoving, punching and kicking the mourning crowd. Their intolerance begets more intolerance, and they will reap what they sowed.

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    During the last two years the harassment and detention of dissidents across the island has risen sharply. It has reach the point now that they arrest people grieving at a funeral, unheard off at any civilize country.

    This video by Amnesty International reveals new tactics by the Cuban regime security apparatus to punish individuals which oppose the regime.
    Routine repression in Cuba

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    Re: Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?

    Cuban Dissident's Widow Rejects Gov't Version of Husband's Death
    Cuban Dissident's Widow Rejects Gov't Version of Husband's Death | Fox News Latino

    Published July 28, 2012 EFE


    Ofelia Acevedo, second from left, widow of the late Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, is comforted by an unidentified man in front of the coffin containing her husband's body during a funeral mass in Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 23, 2012. Paya, who spent decades speaking out against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro and became one of the most powerful voices of dissent against their half-century rule, died Sunday in a car crash. He was 60. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (AP2012)

    The widow of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said she does not accept the official government statement on the cause of the car crash that killed her husband and is demanding to meet with the two survivors of the accident.

    "I'm not going to accept the version the government's giving. In no way do I accept it," Ofelia Acevedo told Efe Friday after Cuban state television made public an Interior Ministry note on the accident.

    Paya, the 60-year-old leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, and 31-year-old Harold Cepero, also a member of that dissident organization, died in the accident last Sunday near Bayamo, a city 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Havana.
    The use of toxic substances, radioactive and carcinogenic chemicals in the Castroit prisons have caused lethal disease among political prisoners. Carlos Alberto Montaner published an article title “The Bulgarian Treatment” (The Bulgarian Treatment* Carlos Alberto Montaner* Dec), where it refers to the possible use of radioactive isotopes to kill political prisoners.

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    Re: Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?

    In 1996 Sebastián Arcos testified before the Human Rights Commission of the UN in Geneva, (Address to the U.N. Human Rights Commission by Sebastian Arcos Bergnes), where he said: “Or the Cuban government recognizes itself guilty of criminal negligence in my case, or it recognizes itself guilty of an attempted premeditated homicide against my person. Out of the group of 6 political prisoners liberated by the Cuban government after the requests of France Libertes, only two enjoyed good health. In addition to my own case, Reinaldo Figueredo has cancer in his vocal chords, Luis Enrique Gonzalez Ogra has pancreatic cancer, and Ismael Salvia Ricardo is nearly blind.” Sebastián passed away in Miami in December of 1997 at 65 years of age.

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    Re: Who killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá?

    Oswaldo Payá: The Cuban dissident's moral example will outlive Castro
    Review & Outlook: Oswaldo Payá - WSJ.com

    WSJ Opinion, July 27,2012

    Twice in the past year a popular and internationally recognized leader for democracy in Cuba has died in unusual circumstances.
    On Sunday 60-year-old Oswaldo Payá died in a car crash in the eastern province of Granma, near the city of Bayamo. Fellow dissident Harold Cepero also died. Two foreigners—a lawyer and political activist from Madrid and a Swedish politician—were in the car but escaped with minor injuries.

    Payá was a fervent Catholic and pacifist who devoted his life to resisting the Castro dictatorship. In 1988 he founded the Christian Liberation Movement, and his work on the Varela Project made him a global hero.

    Varela collected 25,000 signatures in support of a national referendum on free elections, the release of political prisoners and the right to free assembly, free speech and freedom to run a business. That so many Cubans were willing to risk reprisals by signing their names was a testament to their belief in Payá's example. In 2002 he received the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for his bravery and moral leadership.

    Payá's petition was lawful in Cuba at the time, and Fidel Castro responded by changing the law, declaring the socialist system irrevocable. In March 2003 the dictator rounded up 75 dissidents, journalists and writers, including some 40 Payá lieutenants who had worked on Varela, and sentenced them to long prison terms. Payá wasn't arrested and continued his denunciations of the dictatorship. His work always emphasized the need to rebuild Cuban spirituality and raise the population's awareness of its rights.
    Payá's death comes nine months after the death of Laura Pollan, the leader of the Ladies in White, who won the Sakharov Prize in 2005. The Ladies had worked to win the release of imprisoned relatives, and Pollan later widened her human-rights work and expanded the organization. In October she came down with a mysterious illness and died after a week in a Cuban hospital. Her family never learned the details of her illness because her body was cremated within two hours of her death.

    Castro may believe another problem is gone. But when the island's liberation finally comes, Payá and Pollan will count for more in Cuban memory.
    The octogenarian Castro brothers will reap what they sow; they sow murder and destruction and that is what they will reap. After 53 years of the brutal Castroit tyrannical military regime, the Cuban people soul is still alive and well, and their desire for freedom couldn’t be eradicated. In a near future they will break the chains of slavery of the evil Castro brothers’ monstrous regime and be free again. Rest in peace Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero.

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    Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Cuba Dissident's Unusual Death
    Columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady on the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya.
    http://www.nasdaq.com/video/video.aspx?vid=Mary-Anastasia-OGrady-on-Cuba-Dissidents-Unusual-Death-517425528
    The Castroit regime affirmed that Laura Pollán, leader of “The Ladies in White” 63 years old, died of a heart attack on October 14, 2011. Nevertheless the doctors who treated Laura in the hospital confirmed that she had dengue type 4.
    On September 24, 2011, Laura was pinched in the right arm as can be seen in the photo. On October 3 she experienced chills, vomiting and joint pains. The next day she went to the hospital, was examined and was told she was fine. She developed breathing problems and extreme weakness, went to hospital again on October 7 and was hospitalized. Only his daughter was allowed to see her on October 10, and it wasn’t until the 12 that the dengue type 4 infection was confirmed by doctors. Her health deteriorated during the period that she remained under the state medical care. Laura died on the 14.

    The doctors were not able to recognize early symptoms of dengue, which began to emerge since October 3, in order to proceed with the adequate treatment. It's very unusual that there weren’t other cases of dengue in the municipality where her house is located, since it is a virus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. If we connect the dots, the result points to a premeditate murder disguised as a mortal illness.
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