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US releases "Cuban Five" member convicted of espionage.

Miami, Rabi'II 27, 1435, Feb 27, 2014, SPA -- The United States on Thursday released from prison the second member of the "Cuban Five" spy ring convicted of espionage in 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed on Thursday, dpa reported.

Fernando Gonzalez, 50, who was released from an Arizona prison after more than 17 years of incarceration, will now be deported to Cuba, said bureau spokesman Ed Ross.

He was convicted of failing to register as a foreign agent and for holding forged documents. Gonzalez was initially sentenced to 19 years in prison, with the sentence reduced by 18 months for good behaviour.

! Miami, Rabi'II 27, 1435, Feb 27, 2014, SPA -- The United States on Thursday released from prison the second member of the "Cuban Five" spy ring convicted of espionage in 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed on Thursday, dpa reported.

Fernando Gonzalez, 50, who was released from an Arizona prison after more than 17 years of incarceration, will now be deported to Cuba, said bureau spokesman Ed Ross.

He was convicted of failing to register as a foreign agent and for holding forged documents. Gonzalez was initially sentenced to 19 years in prison, with the sentence reduced by 18 months for good behaviour.

-- SPA 21:27 LOCAL TIME 18:27 GMT

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