Topic: Oswaldo Paya
Despite Cuban government reports and public comments from the two survivors of the crash saying it was an accident, a dissident’s family believes someone ran the car off the road.
The Spanish driver in a crash that killed two Cuban dissidents last week is being held while charges are formalized. Could his support for dissidents play into a diplomatic crisis?
Mr. Payá was one of the only dissidents whose work for democratic reform reached thousands of Cubans, writes a guest blogger. He died in a car accident on Sunday.
Cuba was declared an atheist state after the 1959 revolution, but many dissidents are looking to Pope Benedict XVI to help bring more political reform to the island.