Senators call for international probe into Cuban activist's death

“We urge you for your consideration and stand ready to work with you on this important matter.”

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Payá, who launched a petition drive calling for political freedom on the communist island, was killed along with fellow activist Harold Cepero in a July 22 car wreck. The driver, Spaniard Ángel Carromero, was charged with vehicular manslaughter before being released to Spain, but has since told the media that the Cuban government forced him to lie about his role in the crash.