Thursday, July 5, 2018

Murdered Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas's book to be presented at Our Lady of Charity

"This book is a beacon for the future of Cuba, a vision of the precious freedom for which Oswaldo Payá fought all his life, and this will inspire new generations." - David Hoffman of The Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winner

The long awaited book by Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas is available today on Amazon and published by Editorial Hypermedia Inc. 

On July 2, 2018 over social media Rosa María Payá announced that the book titled "The night will not be eternal" Unpublished book my dad wrote for all of us is about to be released. Cuba: The legacy of Oswaldo Payá. At the moment of greatest validity. This is the way, you can't miss it. We're very happy and grateful." 

There will be a formal book presentation on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Varela room at Our Lady of Charity (La Ermita de la Caridad) in Miami, Florida. This is the the place where the Cuban exile received her father in January of 2003, after he had been awarded the Sakharov Prize in Europe. 14yMedio reported on July 3rd:
The book, subtitled “Dangers and Hopes for Cuba,” has a preface by Paya’s widow, Ofelia Acevedo, and its purpose, as explained by its author, is none other than “to help to discover that we can, indeed, live through the process of liberation and reconciliation and move into the future in peace.”

“In this book my father reflects on how and why we Cubans have come to this point in history and how we can emerge from it,” says Rosa Maria Paya, director of the Cuba Decides movement which promotes holding a plebiscite so that the Cuban people can decide what political system they want for their country.  “A process of liberation is possible,” says the dissident about what her father left in writing before being “assasinated,” in her words.
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) published a legal report on July 22, 2015 highlighting the inaccuracies and inconsistencies of the official government investigation following Payá’s death in 2012. HRF documented numerous due process violations, including damning witness accounts, a grossly inadequate autopsy examination, and other key pieces of evidence that were overlooked by the Cuban judicial system. HRF’s report concludes that the “evidence, which was deliberately ignored, strongly suggests that the events of July 22, 2012 were not an accident, but instead the result of a car crash directly caused by agents of the state.”

Six long years will have passed this upcoming July 22, 2018 and the silent complicity of many governments in the world is deafening, and further proof of the international decline in human rights standards, but the friends and family of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, and Harold Cepero Escalante continue to demand justice for their loved ones murdered on July 22, 2012.

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