Cuba releases two prisoners in sign of meeting U.S. agreement

January 8, 2015 12:10 AM

11 0

Cuba releases two prisoners in sign of meeting U.S. agreement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba released two detainees on Wednesday in a sign it was fulfilling an agreement to free 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as part of a thaw in relations between the two nations.

The government released 19-year-old twin brothers Diango Vargas Martin and Bianco Vargas Martin on Wednesday afternoon, according to opposition activists. The pair were arrested in December 2012 and sentenced to 30 months in jail for disorderly conduct and threatening a state official.

Read more

To category page

Loading...