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Will Spanish activist held in Cuba be the next Alan Gross?

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Will Carromero Become Spain's Alan Gross?

The Castro regime has released its "official" version of the accident that caused the death of Cuban pro-democracy leader Oswaldo Paya.

As expected, it blames a Spanish youth leader who was accompanying Paya, Angel Carromero, for the accident.

Paya's family rejects the regime's version of the events, as they have received independent reports that the car was rammed beforehand.

A couple of interesting things to note regarding the "official" report.

First, it comes from the Ministry of the Interior -- the Castro regime's entity tasked with intelligence and repression.

Second, the report quotes Carromero (and the Swedish survivor, Aron Modig), yet both remain detained with no independent verification of their versions.

And now, the Castro regime is weighing criminal charges against Carromero, in order to prevent Carromero from freely and publicly stating his version.

In other words, similar to American development worker, Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned since December 2009, Carromero might tragically become Castro's Spanish hostage.

1 comment to Will Spanish activist held in Cuba be the next Alan Gross?

  • asombra

    This guy's in deep shit. The Spanish left won't do much for him because he's from the other side, and the Spanish right has no leverage with Havana and is somewhat busy at the moment trying to keep Spain from going under after the disastrous Zapatero government. He looks like a nice enough kid, but he's no match for the Castro people and their KGB and Stasi training. Naturally, Castro, Inc. will try to get as much in return for him as possible, and if it feels its best bet is to try him for involuntary manslaughter and put him in jail, that's what it will do. If nothing else, it will discourage other foreigners from getting too friendly with Cuban dissidents. By the way, where's Moratinos now?