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Cuba releasing US spy

Published:Wednesday | December 17, 2014 | 12:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):

Cuba is releasing a United States (US) spy who's been imprisoned in Cuba for nearly 20 years.




The release is part of the move to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries.



Word about the development comes from US officials who spoke on a condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to discuss the spy's release publicly.



The officials say the spy is a non-American and that his identity remains secret.



The officials said he was responsible for some of the most important counterintelligence prosecutions that the United States has pursed in recent decades.



That includes convicted Cuban spies Ana Belen Montes, Walter Kendall Myers and Gwendolyn Myers and a group known as the Cuban Five.



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