Cuba 'to release two more political prisoners'

The two men are not part of the group of 52 prisoners President Raul Castro promised to release in a deal announced in July, 11 of whom remain behind bars.

Cuba 'to release two more political prisoners'

Cuba will release two more political prisoners who have agreed to go to Spain in exchange for their freedom, bringing the total freed this year to 56, the Catholic Church said on Thursday.

The two men are not part of the group of 52 prisoners President Raul Castro promised to release in a deal announced in July, 11 of whom remain behind bars.

The church said Miguel Angel Vidal Guadarrama and Hector Larroque Rego will be released at an unspecified date soon.

Both were imprisoned for crimes, some involving violence, related to attempts to escape the island and were serving sentences of up to 22 years, said the independent Cuban Commission of Human Rights.

Still unknown is when the remaining 11 of the original 52, all of whom were jailed in a 2003 crackdown on dissidents, will be freed.

Reuters

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