Cuba frees Spanish journalist jailed after filming exposé on child prostitution

Spanish journalist jailed in Cuba for 17 months over allegations of sexually exploiting minors after reporting on child prostitution on the island for the television station Telecinco arrived back in Madrid on Jan. 17, reported the news agency EFE.

Journalist Sebastián Martínez Ferraté was arrested in July 2010 by Cuban authorities when he returned to the island on a business trip, representing a hotel chain. Iin August 2011, he was sentenced to seven years in prison. The journalist was freed thanks to an intervention by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.