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Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash

Cuban ’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal 2012 crash
-Sardines’ supporters don’t believe fatal car crash was
Author: Glenna Milberg, Reporter, gmilberg@Local10.com
Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Jul 21 2015 06:22:51 PM EDT Updated 2 h

WASHINGTON –
One day after the Cuban embassy opened in Washington, D.C., the daughter
of a prominent Cuban dissident is making demands three years after his
death.

Oswaldo Paya-Sardines was killed in a car crash in July 2012. Now, his
daughter, Rosa Maria Paya, wants the Cuban government to hand over his
autopsy results.

“What they are telling us is a lie,” Paya said.

The letters request her father’s autopsy reports done three years ago.
Rosa Paya hoped a new and open relationship would allow their delivery
and a push for .

Paya-Sardines was one of Cuba’s most well-known dissidents. He was
killed while riding as a passenger in a blue rental car that crashed off
a deserted road. His supporters have said they do not believe it was an
accident.

Paya-Sardines preached non- (and) reform from within. His 2002
Project collected some 11,000 petitions asking Cuba’s parliament
for Democratic reform (and) free elections.

“The people of Cuba (have) never elected the regime that we have now,”
said Orlando Luis Pardolazo. “The people of Cuba have never elected —
or at least it has never been asked if they want to live under a
Communist regime forever.”

Pardolazo is a dissident accompanying Paya on her quest, which
is much like her father’s.

“Cubans’ rights don’t depend on the American government,” Pardolazo
said. “We hope to have solidarity from democracies in supporting real
changes in Cuba, real changes that we Cubans have designed and have
(demanded).”

Source: Cuban dissident’s daughter demands autopsy results from fatal
2012 crash | News – Home –
http://www.local10.com/news/cuban-dissidents-daughter-demands-autopsy-results-from-fatal-2012-crash/34281958

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