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Cuban Refugees Ordered Freed

United Press International

Eleven federal judges today ordered Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III to free by Aug. 5 nearly 1,100 Cuban refugees whose deportations were canceled or show why they should remain in prison.

The judges, all from the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, said further delay would be unjust because the detainees face “indefinite confinement” in the wake of Cuban President Fidel Castro’s cancellation May 20 of a pact to accept up to 2,746 refugees the Reagan Administration wants deported.


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