"Tamayo, a humble rural plumber and bricklayer, had studied the (smuggled) works of Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi and had attempted some "civil disobedience" to protest the Stalinism imposed on Cuba by the Castro brothers, Che Guevara and their Soviet puppeteers," writes Humberto Fontova, author of four books including Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara.
Shortly after The Congressional Black Caucus visited with Raul Castro last year and returned hailing him as: "one of the most amazing human beings we've ever met! Castro is a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man!" The Black human rights activist and Martin Luther King disciple, Tamayo, was beaten comatose by his Castroite jailers and left with a life-threatening fractured skull and Subdural Hematoma.
83 days ago, already injured perhaps beyond recovery (certainly with Cuba's medical facilities), and hoping his death might alert a nauseatingly two-faced "international community" to the plight of Castro's subjects, Zapata-Tamayo declared a hunger strike.
"They finally murdered my son," wept Zapata-Tamayo's mother this Feb. 24 upon news of her son's death... "They finally got what they wanted. They ended the life of a fighter for human rights. My son was tortured. . . . I want the world to demand the release of all the other prisoners of conscience and that this not happen again."
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