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Spaniard jailed in Cuba flies home to serve remainder of 4-year sentence for deadly car crash

A Spaniard sentenced in Cuba to prison for the death of a prominent dissident has arrived back in Spain to serve the rest of his four-year term after an agreement between the two governments.

Angel Carromero Barrios, a Spanish regional political youth leader, lost control of his car and crashed on July 22, killing passengers Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero. Paya was a well-known opponent of the Cuban government and Cepero was also a dissident.

Carromero flew into Madrid's Barajas international airport with a police escort Saturday alongside Miguel Vives, another Spanish citizen sentenced to 18 years prison in Cuba for drug trafficking.

The governments of Cuba and Spain applied a bilateral accord dating from 1998 which allows for the enforcement of each other's criminal judgments.