Press Advisory: Press Advisory Vigil in front of the Cuban Embassy in Washington will mark the anniversary of Orlando Zapata’s death, and a call for the freedom of Cuban political prisoners.

Press Advisory

Vigil in front of the Cuban Embassy in Washington will mark the anniversary of Orlando Zapata’s death, and a call for the freedom of Cuban political prisoners.

Washington, DC, February 23, 2022

Contacts: John Suarez (612) 367-6845

Janisset Rivero (786) 208-6056


Center for a Free Cuba (CFC).
This February 23, a vigil will be held in front of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the murder of Orlando Zapata Tamayo in Castro’s prisons, and to demand the freedom of all political prisoners and the end of repression. in Cuba.

“The Center for a Free Cuba (CFC) is calling on activists to meet at 6PM in front of Castro regime’s embassy to remember Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who was killed during a hunger strike on February 23, 2010 due to torture, to which he was subjected in the Kilo 8 Prison in Camagüey that led to his death, announced by the regime in Havana,” said John Suárez, executive director of the CFC.

This vigil is held in memory of the victims of Castroism and in defense of human rights in Cuba for all Cubans.

The vigil will take place on February 23 at 2630 16th Street NW, Washington, DC at 6:00PM.

“We are also calling for the freedom of all Cuban political prisoners, expressed through an online petition for the end of repression on the island and the freedom of those imprisoned,” explained John Suárez.

The petition has been signed by more than 500 people including parliamentarians, prominent diplomats and international political figures and is open at this link: https://www.change.org/p/appeal-for-end-to-repression-in-cuba-and-release-of-all-cuban-political-prisoners

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