Marc R. Masferrer who put together the video and montage has this to say about the passing of the Amnesty International Cuban prisoner of conscience: "Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo died Feb. 23, 2010, after an 83-day hunger strike during which he demanded his captors respect his human rights. They not only ignored his demands, but they took active steps to ensure his death. However, a month later, it is clear that Zapata lives! He is a Cuban hero."
In the days following the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo I found myself listening to two versions of the U2 song 'Pride' about another human rights martyr: Martin Luther King Jr., and in tribute to Orlando Zapata Tamayo I post post both versions below one by John Legend, and the original version by U2. Both have excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr. another apostle of nonviolent resistance to injustice.