Cuban Volleyball Players Convicted Of Rape In Finland 

Five members of Cuba's volleyball team have been convicted of rape in Finland and jailed for up to five years. The female victim was raped at a hotel in Tampere in the south of Finland where Cuba's team were staying while playing in a World League tournament ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Eight men were arrested but two were released without charge. Of the six who were tried in the district court of Pirkanmaa, one defendant was acquitted and five were convicted of aggravated rape. Four were sentenced to five years, while one was jailed to three-and-a-half years in prison.

All six, who had remained in custody since their arrest, denied the charge during the investigation. The Cuban team decided to compete in the Olympics despite the detention of their players. They lost all their five games.

Source: Sky News

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