Cuba pardons three thousand 522 sanctioned in occasion of the Pope's visit
On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis, the Cuban Council of State agreed to pardon three thousand 522 prisoners, Granma newspaper reported on Friday.
The article explains that the decision considered the nature of their crimes, the inmates’ behavior in prison, their prison terms and health reasons.
The article on Granma newspaper explains that those punished for murder, homicide, rape, corruption of minors, theft and sacrifice of herd, drug traffic, robbery on violence and intimidation were not included nor those imprisoned for crimes against the security of the state.
The decision will be implemented in 72 hours after the announcement and in the case of the foreigners; the Foreign Ministry will coordinate with corresponding embassies in Cuba the steps to be taken for the repatriation of their citizens who were benefitted by the action.