Monday, October 15, 2012

Four years for Carromero

The sentence came down Monday: Spanish Partido Popular activist Angel Carromero, who drove the car that crashed and killed dissidents Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero, got four years for vehicular homicide (Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald). 

El Pais reports that Spain’s foreign ministry “received the news with moderate satisfaction” and hopes to negotiate Carromero’s prompt return to Spain, possibly to serve all or part of his sentence there.  A 1998 accord between Spain and Cuba allows for convicts to serve their sentences in their home country when both governments agree.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

four years seems a bit high, but hopefully the spanish govt can now negotiate with cuba to have him serve the time in spain. seems like the matter should now be over. and whatever happened to those emails some from the Paya side said they had that showed the car was being knocked off the road by security agents? a tragedy that should have never been politicized, but just another example of the unrelenting propaganda the cuban govt faces.