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FIN M: Five Cuban players file an appeal against verdict in rape case

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source: mtv.fi; Photo: hs.fi

All five Cuban Men’s Volleyball National Team members filed an appeal against the verdict in the case of rape.

Cuban NT players trial

Cuban NT players trial

The Court of Appeal in Finland received complaints and will consider the circumstances of the case. At the same time, the prosecution has appealed against this appeal.

On September 22, Pirkanmaa District Court sentenced four players to five-year prison, while one got sentenced to three and a half years. The charges were dropped against a sixth suspect. In addition, sentenced players were obliged to pay a total of 24,000 euros in compensation to the raped woman.

Crime took place in Tampere, Finland, in July, where the athletes were playing 2016 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World League match as part of Cuban National Team.

All six players were removed from the Cuban National Team and did not go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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