José Ramón Falcón Gómez, Jesús Manuel Rojas Pineda and five other Cuban exiles were captured shortly after they on Oct. 15, 1994, landed on Santa Maria Key in Villa Clara province, with the apparent intent to foment rebellion in the Cuban mountains. A Cuban guard was killed during a firefight.
They were all tried, convicted of "acts against the security of the state," and sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
Falcón and Rojas each got 20 years in the Castro gulag.
The remaining two, Lázaro González Caraballo and Pedro Guizao Peña, were each sentenced to 15 years in prison and presumably have been released. (Their names do not show up on a list of political prisoners published in February by a Cuban political prisoners group.)
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