Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Remembering Cuban martyr and dissident Harold Cepero on what would have been his 39th birthday

"Whoever destroys a single life is considered by Scripture to have destroyed the whole world, and whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world." - Mishnah  (1135-1204)

Harold Cepero Escalante
This morning the Christian Liberation Movement, a Cuban opposition group founded in Cuba, observed the birthday of one of their members over twitter. Harold Cepero Escalante was born in Ciego de Avila on January 29, 1980 and was murdered by the tyrannical Cuban dictatorship together with Oswaldo Payá  on July 22, 2012.

Harold understood the dangers of advocating for freedom in Cuba under the Castro regime. In 2012, shortly before his death he explained the cost of resistance:"Christians and non-Christians who have the courage and the freedom to consider the peaceful political option for their lives, know they are exposing themselves to slightly less than absolute solitude, to work exclusion, to persecution, to prison or death."

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