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Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Paya Dead In Car Crash

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Cuban activist Oswaldo Paya, 60, was killed in a car crash Sunday. For decades Paya spoke out against the communist rule of Fidel and Raul Castro, becoming one of the most active voices of dissent in the country.

“In 2002, Paya spearheaded a petition campaign calling for a referendum on one-party rule and submitted more than 30,000 signatures.

The petition drive was rejected by the government, but Paya emerged as the leading advocate of peaceful democratic change in Communist-run Cuba.”

source: Reuters

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