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US Deports Suspected Cuban Spy


An alleged Cuban spy who went on a month-long hunger strike to protest his detention by the United States has been deported.

U.S. immigration officials say Juan Emilio Aboy was flown to Cuba Tuesday.

The Cuban had been in U.S. detention for nearly three years as a suspected spy.

Washington accused Mr. Aboy of working as a courier for a network of Cuban government operatives in the 1990s. They say he was also ordered to infiltrate the U.S. military.

The 44-year-old exile was never formally charged with espionage and denied the allegations.

Earlier this month, a federal judge in the U.S. state of Florida ordered Mr. Aboy to be force-fed to end his hunger strike.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.