08/07/2010 / 1:20 pm
"We would see the release of prisoners as a positive development , but we are looking for more details to confirm the announcement, " said Efe Virginia Staab, a spokeswoman for the Department of State, a first reaction to the news.
The department directs the Secretary of State , Hillary Clinton , probably issued in a statement the next few hours on the announcement of the release .
The mediation of the Church of the Government of Cuba to Raul Castro on behalf of political prisoners today reaped major fruit with the announcement of the gradual release of 52 of them, all those who remain in prison of the " Group of 75 ", condemned in the "Black Spring" of 2003.
Five of the 52 political prisoners be freed in the next few hours and leave Cuba to live in Spain , according to the Catholic Church in a statement.
The rest , 47, will be released in the next three four months and may leave the country , "the official statement the Archdiocese of Havana.
In addition, six political prisoners will be " approached " to their provinces residence .
S: ABC.es / EFE / translation LPPNEWS