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Driver jailed for Cuban dissidents' fatal car crash

A driver involved in a crash that killed two leading dissidents was jailed for four years for manslaughter.

Angel Carromero Barrio, a Spanish politician, was behind the wheel when the vehicle crashed in July near the city of Bayamo, killing Oswaldo Payá, the head of Cuba's Christian Liberation Movement, and Harold Cepero, leader of its youth wing. A third passenger, the Swedish politician Aron Modig, was injured.