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Spanish Supreme Court rejects suit against Castro

Published:Friday | December 14, 2007 | 3:34 PM

Spain\'s highest criminal court has rejected a suit accusing Cuban leader Fidel Castro of genocide, terrorism and torture.

The suit was filed in the wake of a 1961 US-backed bid to topple Castro’s government.

According to the court the suit is inadmissible.

Castro and a former Government minister were specifically accused of the murder of nine prisoners captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion. The prisoners died as a result of asphyxiation.

The judges upheld a lower court\'s decision that the alleged acts did not constitute genocide, terrorism or torture.