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The head of the New Generations of the Popular Party of Madrid, Angel Carromero, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Cuba for negligent homicide, on Tuesday attended his first public event since being returned to Spain on Dec. 29.
Carromero, who was put on trial and found guilty in Cuba for causing the traffic accident last July 22 that killed Cuban opposition figures Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero - who were traveling in the automobile the young Spanish politician was driving - was provisionally released by Spanish authorities.
On Jan. 11, Carromero left the prison in Segovia after being granted the authorization to serve his sentence under an "open regime."
On Tuesday, he attended a tribute to PP politician Gregorio Ordoñez, who was murdered by the ETA terrorist group 18 years ago.
Carromero came to the event accompanied by the president of the PP of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, who announced that she was going to ask that he be pardoned.
A few days after returning to Spain, Spanish prison authorities granted Carromero the authorization to work outside prison although he must return to spend the nights in a Madrid Social Insertion Center on Monday through Thursday.
Carromero did not make any statements to reporters at the event and left shortly after a floral offering was placed in the Gregorio Ordoñez Gardens. EFE