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Cuban Hijackers Returned by U.S. Sentenced to Jail

A Cuban court has sentenced six Cubans who hijacked a boat to get to the United States to prison terms of seven to 10 years, a court spokesman said on Wednesday. The six were among 12 people accused of commandeering the vessel and repatriated last month after President Fidel Castro’s Communist government assured Washington that they would face maximum sentences of 10 years in jail. The six others were released last week. A provincial court of five judges in the eastern city of Camaguey tried the men Monday and Tuesday issued a verdict that declared them guilty of stealing a government-owned surveying boat with the use of violence, the spokesman said. Antonio Carrion and Noelvis Martinez Carrion were sentenced to 10 years in jail, 22-year-old bakery worker Yosvel Chavez Novo got eight years and Adel Napoles Rodriguez seven years. Full Story

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