The American newspaper, The Washington Post, has published a short and extremely misleading article about Reina Luisa Tamayo and her fallen son, Orlando Zapata Tamayo. In this “report” the authors of the newspaper write:
I completely agree with the authors of “Capitol Hill Cubans” when they point out the fact that NGOs and human rights groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (to name only a few) considered Orlando Zapata Tamayo to be a political prisoner and a prisoner of conscience. But, besides, we do not need an international, national, or local organization to prove this to us. Any man who goes to prison for his thoughts is a political prisoner. And any regime which sells the cynical idea that men like Zapata are “mercenaries” or “bandits” is a lying, assassin, and extremely corrupt regime. And even worse, any person or media outlet which buys and shares these absurd lies shows much more than ignorance- it is a display of complicity with the totalitarian repression which has drowned the Cuban people for 52 years.
I suggest something to the Washington Post. I think they should fix their grammatical “error” and write: “Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who the assassin and tyrannical Castro brothers tried to deny was a political prisoner and prisoner of conscience.”