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Cuban dissident killed in car crash

One of Cuba's best-known dissidents, Oswaldo Paya, leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, has died in a car crash, government and opposition sources said.

The 60-year-old was traveling in eastern Granma province at the time of the accident.

Oswaldo Paya died in a car crash on Sunday. Credit: Reuters

In 2002, Paya spearheaded a petition campaign calling for a referendum on one-party rule and submitted more than 30,000 signatures.

The petition drive was rejected by the government, but Paya emerged as the leading advocate of peaceful democratic change in Communist-run Cuba.