Spain willing to take Cuba's political prisoners: minister

8th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said Wednesday his country is willing to take in 52 Cuban political prisoners set for release by Raul Castro's government.

"The Spanish government has accepted the proposal that all those who are released travel to Spain, if they so wish," Moratinos told reporters at the conclusion of his visit to the island.

He also said that Castro, during their six-hour meeting Wednesday in Havana, assured him that "family members may accompany them," and that relatives and the exiles themselves would be able to return to visit Cuba -- a measure that would imply a change in the communist government's immigration policy.

© 2010 AFP

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