Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Remembering Cuba's martyrs from July: Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, Harold Cepero Escalante and the "13 de marzo" tugboat massacre

"To forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn't prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of saving them from a second death." - Elie Wiesel

Although July is the first full month of summer for Cubans it is overshadowed by crimes that darken what should be a sunny and joyous time.

Two awful days will be observed this month:

First, 26 years ago on July 13, 1994 Cuban government agents killed 37 Cubans trying to flee Cuba aboard the "13 de marzo" tugboat. 

Second, eight years ago on July 22, 2012 Cuban agents rammed a car Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante were traveling in Cuba.

Both bodies appeared later. There is evidence that Oswaldo and Harold were extra-judicially executed.

What plans do you have to honor the memory of these Cubans killed during July under suspicious circumstances that have never been cleared up?

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