Fasting and Prayer for Orlando Zapata, Wilman Villar Mendoza, and Brothers to the Rescue

On the 23rd of this month, Feburary, it will be 2 years since the death of Cuban Prisoner of Conscience Orlando Zapata, who died on a hunger strike while in prison. He died fighting for a free Cuba. Last month, sadly another Cuban prisoner of conscience, Wilman Villar, died on hunger strike. The Free Cuba Foundation is calling on all people of good will to join in fasting and prayer to honor Zapata, Villar and also the four brave men of Brothers to the Rescue who were shot down by the Castro regime in International waters. All of them died struggling and fighting for a free Cuba. Please consider joining in a 24 hour fast to honor all of these brave men. You can also organize and participate in vigils and moments of silence as well. It is the least we can do to honor all who have died for a free Cuba. For more detailed information you can visit http://freecubafoundation.blogspot.com/ to learn more about Zapata and Villar and Brothers to the Rescue and also fasting and prayer on the 23rd. And also to learn more about the struggle for a free cuba, you can go to http://www.cubanexilequarter.blogspot.com/ . Both sites are in English.

On a side note: about fasting. Always check with your doctor before doing any type of fasting. Especially a 24 hour water only fast. Do not fast if you have any type of medical ailments. This is my second year joining in fasting and I will be doing a juice only fast because of the fact I have to work while fasting. Decide what is best for you and your body. Never put yourself in a position where you will be hospitalized or worse. If you cannot fast, it is ok. Organize a vigil or spend the day in prayer. Do whatever you are capable of doing. And of course, spread the word to you friends, family and colleagues about Cuba and the human rights abuses that are being commited against the Cuban people by the Castro regime. Supporting the dissidents and honoring those who have died is the most important thing we can do to help them fight for a free Cuba.

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