|Setting the record straight on Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante|
The good news that Amnesty International has declared Eduardo Cardet, the national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement a prisoner of conscience may sadly be overshadowed by a factual error. Failing to mention the suspicious circumstances surrounding the killings of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante on July 22, 2012 and repeating talking points of the Castro regime's coverup.
First, the urgent action twice misspelled the martyred Cuban dissident's first name, but more troubling is that the Urgent Action is repeating propaganda of the Castro regime that "Osvaldo Payá died in a car crash in 2012" referring to it as a "car accident" that has been exposed as false by international human rights organizations such as the Human Rights Foundation that has revealed that it was a premeditated attack. Furthermore international figures such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Polish President and dissident leader Lech Walesa have demanded an international investigation.
|Aron 1 translation: "Angel says a car pushed us off the road"|
|Police block Oswaldo Paya's children from attending Carromero's show trial. (AP)|
I hope that the good people in Amnesty International seeking to maintain the human rights legacy of this prestigious organization review these cases, and especially the killings of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante.