ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 15, 2023 / 17:00 pm
The national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) in Cuba, Eduardo Cardet, said that the report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the deaths of Oswaldo Payá (who founded the MCL) and Harold Cepero is “duly documented” and supports the accusations that both “were victims of a state assassination,” as the MCL had claimed from the very beginning.
On June 12, the IACHR published the report on the deaths of the two Catholic dissidents who died on July 22, 2012, after the car they were riding in crashed. They were heading to eastern Cuba to promote El Camino del Pueblo (The People’s Way), Payá’s initiative to unite the peaceful opposition.
The vehicle was driven by Spanish political activist Ángel Carromero, and Swedish citizen Aron Modig was also traveling with them. The regime’s version is that it was a traffic accident. However, from the outset the MCL showed a series of text messages in which the dissidents said that they were rammed by a car with government license plates.
The regime blamed Carromero for the deaths and convicted him in a controversial trial. Months later he was extradited to Spain, where he regained his freedom.