Ángel Carromero, a Spanish politician, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Bayamo, Cuba, for his involvement in a car crash that killed two other individuals, will be transferred to Spain to serve the remainder of his punishment.
At the time of the accident, Carromero was driving and over speeding on an unpaved section of an eastern Cuba road causing the car to slam into a tree. Two locals who were travelling in the back seat lost their lives in the crash.
Carromero, together with Swedish politician Jens Aron Modig, had travelled to Cuba to deliver money to ‘dissidents’ inside the island and to help them set up a youth organization against the government.
“Today we authorized the transfer to Spain of Ángel Carromero so he can complete here the sentence imposed by the Cuba judicial authorities”, said on Friday Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz at a news conference in Madrid.
Negotiations were under way between the governments of Cuba and Spain to accommodate Carromero’s desire to finish his sentence in his country of origin.