Home » Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs » Bureau of Public Affairs: Office of Press Relations » Press Releases » Press Releases: 2012 » Press Releases: July 2012 » Death of Cuban Christian Democratic Movement Leader Oswaldo Paya
We learned with great sorrow of the untimely death of Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá, founding member of the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba. He was a tireless champion for greater civic, political, and human rights in Cuba, and he remained optimistic that the country he loved would see a peaceful and democratic transition. Cuba has lost one of its most important voices of political dissent and strongest proponents of fundamental freedoms for the people of his homeland. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his wife, Ofelia Acevedo, and the entire family, which has lost a beloved husband and father.
Mr. Paya will be remembered for his vision and dedication to a better future for Cuba. His legacy will endure in the inspiration he provided to the Cuban people and his admirers the world over.
The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.