|Juan Wilfredo Soto García: Died from beating on May 8, 2011|
|Orlando Zapata Tamayo: Hunger strike on February 23, 2010|
|Laura Inés Pollán Toledo, mysterious illness on October 14, 2011|
|Wilmar Villar Mendoza: Hunger strike on January 19, 2012|
They've done both before with numerous victims of the regime and after Juan Wilfredo's death with four later regime victims: Ladies in White founder, Laura Pollán who died under mysterious circumstances on October 14, 2011, Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar Mendoza who died on hunger strike on January 19, 2012 and Christian Liberation Movement founder Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and its youth leader Harold Cepero Escalante killed in what appears to be an extrajudicial execution carried out by state security on July 22, 2012. It is a standard operating procedure of totalitarian regime's like the one operating in Cuba. Not only do they physically kill an activist but also slander and attempt to marginalize their importance and if possible make them a nonperson.
This is the price paid when engaging with tyrants and not the people being oppressed and its called appeasement.