Diario de Cuba reports [in Spanish] that according to representatives of Directorio Democrático Cubano in Miami, several relatives of Orlando Zapata Tamayo have founded a new political party, the Partido Anticastrista por la Libertad de Cuba Orlando Zapata Tamayo (Orlando Zapata Tamayo Anti-castroite Party for the Freedom of Cuba) in the Eastern Cuban city of Banes, where they reside.

The organization was established this past 27 June 2010. Its president is José Luis Ortiz Tamayo, brother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo.

“The [party’s] main objective is to fight for the release of political prisoners, the freedom of Cuba, to support the dissidence, and to unite [the] efforts to achieve the democratization of the country, as the main objective of the late Orlando Zapata Tamayo” stated independent journalist Caridad Caballero Batista in the Directorio’s note.

The foundation of the organization was preceded by a “strong repression.”

On 26 June, several opposition activists, including Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger, mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, were the victims of a savage “beating at the hands of [members of] the regime’s repressive forces.” The clash occurred at the entrance of Reina Luisa’s house, and several women were hurt, according to Directorio Democrático.

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