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Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hungary criticized for granting asylums

August 23, 2007

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— Cuba branded Hungary an "imperial accomplice" of Washington on Wednesday for granting political asylum to 29 Cubans who were held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base.

Those given Hungarian visas were among 44 Cubans picked up at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Authorities deemed them at risk of persecution if repatriated and held the group at the U.S. base while officials sought a third country to take them.

Many were dissidents and some were at the base more than two years.

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