HIALEAH (CBSMiami/AP) —Two Cuban dissidents killed in a car crash in Cuba will be remembered Friday in Hialeah on the one-year anniversary of their deaths.
Members of the Christian Liberation Movement and the public will gather Friday at a Hialeah church to discuss the legacy of Oswaldo Paya.
Paya and youth activist Harold Cepero died after the vehicle they were riding in crashed into a tree. A Spaniard who was driving the car has been convicted of vehicular homicide, but Paya’s family doubts the government’s account of their deaths.
Paya’s family believes the crash was not an accident. They are pressing for an international investigation into the crash.
Paya was the lead organizer of the Varela Project, a signature-gathering drive regarded as the largest nonviolent campaign to change the system Fidel Castro established in 1959.
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