Cuba Sentences American Contractor to 15 Years In Prison

After being convicted of crimes against the state an American contractor was sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison on Saturday.

alan grossContractor Alan Gross is accused of distributing illegal communications equipment because he was trying to overthrow the Cuban government. The US immediately called for the release of Gross. P.J. Crowley says “We deplore this ruling. Alan Gross is a dedicated international development worker who has devoted his life to helping people in more than 50 countries. He was in Cuba to help the Cuban people connect with the rest of the world.”

Gross was arrested in December 2009 and put into the Villa Marista prison and that is where he has remained for the past 15 months. The reason he was put in jail was because he was helping Cuban Jews connect to the internet.

Gross’ attorney says that he will continue to fight for the 60+ year old contractor.

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