MIAMI (AP) – A federal judge in Miami has granted a convicted Cuban spy’s request for a visit home for his father’s memorial service. Judge Joan Lenard approved the request Friday, but imposed several requirements on Rene Gonzalez, who finished his U.S. prison sentence in October 2011 but remains on probation. Gonzalez‘s 82-year-old father died April 1 after a stroke. Among the conditions are no contact with Cuban intelligence officials, submission of a detailed travel itinerary and regular communication with Gonzalez‘s probation officer in the U.S. Gonzalez was allowed to travel to Cuba last year to visit his sick brother and returned to the United States to continue his probation.
Gonzalez is one of the so-called Cuban Five convicted of spying on exiles in Florida and attempting to infiltrate military installations and political campaigns. They are celebrated as heroes in Cuba.