Calls For Investigation Into Paya's Death

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, visited today with Angel Carromero, the Spanish youth activist imprisoned for driving the car that crash and killed Cuban pro-democracy leaders Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero.

Carromero was convicted in a sham trial by the Castro regime and repatriated to Spain this week, where he will serve the remainder of his Cuban sentence.

After the visit, Aguirre denounced the torture-like conditions Carromero was subjected to by the Castro regime and called for an independent international investigation into the deaths of Paya and Cepero.

Paya's family -- and Carromero himself before being taken into custody -- holds that the car was rammed by another vehicle, presumably of secret police officials that had been following them for hours.