One of the convicted men known as the “Cuban Five” will be able to permanently remain in Cuba in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Friday after U.S. officials dropped their initial opposition.
Rene Gonzalez, 56, has been in Cuba since April 22 to attend memorial services for his father, who died last month. Gonzalez was released from U.S. prison in October 2011 but was still serving three years’ probation, which the Justice Department had previously insisted must be completed in the U.S.
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The only member of the Cuban Five not imprisoned in the US is visiting his family for two weeks after he received permission from a Miami judge.
Rene Gonzalez served 13 years for conspiracy to commit espionage and is now in the second of his three years of supervised parole.
The other Cuban Five members are scattered around the US in different federal prisons.
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René Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly convicted in the United States, is in this capital on a private and family visit, national media has reported.
René is being held on U.S. soil for three years of supervised release, despite having served his sentence, and following the death of his father, Candido Gonzalez, he asked for permission to the Court for the Southern District of Florida to be with his family.
For more on this story, visit: Prensa Latina News Agency – Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five, in a Private Visit in Havana.
A Cuban man convicted in the United States of spying on behalf of Cuba can stay in Cuba, where he was allowed to go last month for his father’s funeral, if he renounces his American citizenship, a federal judge ruled Friday.
For more on this story, visit: Judge Allows René González, One of ‘Cuban Five’ Spies, to Stay in Cuba – NYTimes.com.