Church: Cuba to free 4 more prisoners into exile
HAVANA – The Roman Catholic Church has announced that Cuba is releasing four more opposition prisoners and sending them and their families into exile in Spain.
The men have been identified as Felipe Ramon Pino, Osmel Aguilera, Juan Junior Padron, and Rafael Jorrin.
They are not among a group of 10 nonviolent dissidents remaining in Cuban jails from a 2003 crackdown on dissent. The release was announced Friday by church spokesman Orlando Marquez.
Little is known about Pino. Aguilera was serving a 30-year sentence for sabotage, and Jorrin and Padron were in jail for hijacking and other charges. Cuba is clearing its jails of many opposition figures.