FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 3, 2012
Diaz-Balart introduces resolution condemning the murder of Cuban hero, Wilman Villar Mendoza
Washington, DC – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the murder of Wilman Villar Mendoza and honoring his sacrifice in the cause of freedom for the Cuban people.
“Wilman Villar Mendoza was a pro-democracy activist in the Cuban Patriotic Union; he was also a husband and father of two young children. On January 19, 2012, he died at the hands of the brutal Castro tyranny after undergoing a hunger strike for protesting beatings, inhumane treatment, and abhorrent prison conditions. His “crime” was daring to demand basic human rights and liberty for the Cuban people. For that, he was arrested on November 14, 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.
“This resolution is a tribute to Villar Mendoza, to the many other precious lives that have been lost throughout the Cuban people’s daily struggle against tyranny. I honor their sacrifices, and will continue to fight for the cause of a free Cuba so that the Castro dictatorship never again robs the life of another hero.”
Click here to read the resolution.
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