US working to accept exiled Cuban political prisoners

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 4, 2010 23:51

HAVANA — Washington is working on a plan to bring the vast majority of exiled Cuban  political prisoners from Spain to the United States and has already processed the first case, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

Nearly all of some 39 former prisoners who are already in Spain, along with more than 100 family members, are likely to accept the offer, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the program publicly.

"The majority of those prisoners and family have expressed an interest in the program," said the official.


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