Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Miriam Leiva/CPJ Guest Bloggers

Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a Cuban freelance journalist and economist, was arrested in the 2003 Black Spring Crackdown and imprisoned for over a year. His wife, Miriam Leiva, a Cuban freelance journalist, fought for his release as part of the movement known as the Ladies in White.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Oswaldo Payá, a Cuban activist, on Monday. (AFP/Adalberto Roque)

Press loses a friend with death of Cuban Oswaldo Payá

A friend delivered the shocking news in a telephone call on Sunday. Oswaldo Payá, an activist and a tireless advocate for freedom of expression, had died in a car accident that afternoon. 

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