Another loss for freedom
Orlando Zapata Tamayo, RIP.
Leading Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo has died in hospital after 85 days on hunger strike, opposition sources say.
Mr Zapata, 42, had been admitted to Havana’s Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital after his condition deteriorated.
Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience after his arrest in March 2003 in a crackdown on opposition groups.
He had been calling for the release of political prisoners.
He died between 1530 and 1600 local time (2030-2100 GMT) on Tuesday, Efe news agency reports.