Orlando Zapata Tamayo is shown above, center.
Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the hunger striker who died Tuesday, dedicated his life to the pro-democracy movement in Cuba.
He appears, in the background, in photos I took of dissidents in March 2003. At that time, he joined dissidents who were staging a hunger strike to try to pressure the socialist government to release prisoners. But then many of these protesters later wound up in jail themselves.
The story I wrote about the hunger strikers back then is here.
There are expressions of outrage and sadness over Zapata Tamayo's death throughout the blogosphere. These include Orlando Luis Pardo's wrenching tribute - no words, just page and page of solid black images.