Menendez On One Year Anniversary Of Orlando Zapata's Death

Menendez On One Year Anniversary Of Orlando Zapata's Death

Washington - On the one-year anniversary of the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the Cuban pro-democracy activist and political prisoner who died of a hunger strike in protest of the Castro regime's brutal abuses, US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement:

"The story of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is a tragic reminder of the Castro regime's disdain for democracy, free speech and basic human freedoms. It is so opposed to these liberties that it imprisoned and let die this peaceful and principled man one year ago. It is a vivid reminder that the Castro regime's oppression continues. Tamayo sacrificed his life for Cuban freedom. Today, in his memory, and those who languish every day to strive for freedom, we carry on their struggle for freedom and human rights in Cuba. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

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