Post Tagged with: "Orlando Zapata Tamayo"

July 8, 2010 04:00

Socialist paradise Cuba agrees to release 52 political prisoners

Human Rights Commission spokesman Elizardo Sanchez said he was surprised that the government was releasing so many detainees but he added that the move did “not mean a significant improvement in the terrible situation of human rights that exists in Cuba”. He argued that “forced exile in Spain” was not the same as unconditional freedom.

March 2, 2010 07:43

Reality of socialism rears its ugly head in Cuba

Orlando Zapata Tamayo died Feb. 23 after refusing food since December, the first Cuban victim of a hunger strike in 40 years. Imprisoned in 2003 for disrespecting authority, he was sentenced to 25 years for activism behind bars and was considered a “prisoner of conscience” by Amnesty International.