Exclusive: Cuba resists release of several detainees - U.S. congressional source

January 7, 2015 5:05 PM

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Exclusive: Cuba resists release of several detainees - U.S. congressional source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Cuban government is resisting the release of several of the 53 people the U.S. government has said were to be freed as part of a thaw in relations, linking them to acts of violence, a congressional aide told Reuters.

"We've been told that the Cuban government has agreed to release all but several of the political prisoners on the list," the aide said.

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