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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 03:20 AM
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Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners as goodwill gesture
Source: BBC

Cuba says it will release 2,900 prisoners, including some convicted of political crimes, in the next few days.

President Raul Castro said the move was a goodwill gesture after receiving numerous requests by relatives and religious institutions.

But US national Alan Gross, who is serving 15 years for crimes against the state, is not among those to be freed.

On the separate issue of foreign travel for Cubans, President Castro said it was too early to lift restrictions.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16324331
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