It was eight years ago today when human rights and democracy activists Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero were assassinated by State Security agents of the communist Castro dictatorship. In communist Cuba, such advocacy is a crime and anyone who speaks out for the rights of Cubans is considered to be directly challenging the authority and legitimacy of the Castro regime. As in the case of Oswaldo and Harold and countless others, the penalty for this crime is oftentimes death.
On July 22, 2012, the names of these two courageous and peaceful human rights activists were added to a constantly growing list of Cuban martyrs that spans six decades.
Let us all take a moment and honor the memory of Oswaldo and Harold on yet another anniversary of their ultimate sacrifice for fellow Cubans and the ongoing struggle for freedom and liberty on the island.
We will continue to celebrate and honor the fight for freedom in Cuba and the sacrifice made by these brave men. Not only will we never forget courage and bravery of Oswaldo and Harold, neither will we never forget the cowards who murdered these innocent men.
Sooner or later, justice will be served.
You can tune in to a live video tribute to Paya and Cepero beginning today at 9 AM HERE.