5 Cuban volleyball players convicted of rape in Finland


Havana, Cuba Bristles Cuban volleyball players from the country s civic aggregation were bedevilled Tuesday of committing a abduction in Finland while aggressive there, Cuban accompaniment media reported.Four of the players, Rolando Cepeda Abreu, Abraham Alfonso Gavilán, Ricardo Norberto Calvo Manzano and Osmany Santiago Uriarte Mestre, were bedevilled to bristles years in prison, the Cuban government website Cubadebate said. A fifth player, Luis Tomás Sierra, was bedevilled to 3½ years, according to Cubadebate.The cloister additionally ordered the men to pay 24,000 euros in amends to the woman they were bedevilled of attacking, Cubadebate said.The players were arrested in July in Tampere, Finland afterwards accession there to comedy in the World Volleyball League afore aggressive in the Rio Olympics. According to Finnish and Cuban media reports, the men were accused of sexually assaulting a Finnish woman in their auberge room.The adventure accepted awful awkward for Cuba s government, which controls all able contest in the island nation and portrays Cuban athletes as examples of advocate conduct and virtue. Preliminary advice implicates them to acts absolutely conflicting to the faculty of account and account that administer our association and sport, the Cuban Volleyball Federation said in a account in July afterward the men s arrests.

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