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Finland: Rape trial against 6 Cuban volleyballers kicks off in Tampere01:11

Finland: Rape trial against 6 Cuban volleyballers kicks off in Tampere

Finland, Tampere
August 29, 2016 at 06:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Six Cuban volleyball players arrived at Pirkanmaa District Court in Tampere, Monday, where they have to stand trial for charges of aggrevated rape during a tournament in Finland earlier this year.

The trial against Osmany Santiago Uriarte Mestre, Abrahan Alfonso Gavilan, Ricardo Norberto Calvo Manzano, Rolando Cepeda Abreu, Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra and Dariel Albo Miranda was held behind closed doors, with the press allowed only for the first 15 minutes.

The suspected crime is believed to have taken place on July 2 at the team's hotel in Tampere, where the Cuban volleyball team was participating in a FIVB Volleyball World League tournament. Police detained eight team members with two being released shortly afterwards.

Finland: Rape trial against 6 Cuban volleyballers kicks off in Tampere01:11
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Six Cuban volleyball players arrived at Pirkanmaa District Court in Tampere, Monday, where they have to stand trial for charges of aggrevated rape during a tournament in Finland earlier this year.

The trial against Osmany Santiago Uriarte Mestre, Abrahan Alfonso Gavilan, Ricardo Norberto Calvo Manzano, Rolando Cepeda Abreu, Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra and Dariel Albo Miranda was held behind closed doors, with the press allowed only for the first 15 minutes.

The suspected crime is believed to have taken place on July 2 at the team's hotel in Tampere, where the Cuban volleyball team was participating in a FIVB Volleyball World League tournament. Police detained eight team members with two being released shortly afterwards.

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