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Five More Rebel Prisoners Executed in Cuba

Sept. 8, 1961 - Five rebel prisoners taken after the unsuccessful landings at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba last April were sentenced to death today and executed by firing squad. Nine others were given thirty-year jail terms. The fourteen men, some of whom were formerly members of the Batista police, were charged with crimes committed in Cuba before the invasion attempt, rather than for their participation in the landing. The day's trials still leave in doubt the fate of the other prisoners, numbering more than 1,000, who are being held in Havana. They were captured by Premier Fidel Castro's forces in the 48 hours of fighting after the April 17 attack.


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