The United States of America today urged the Cuban government to release Alan Gross and return him to his family.
Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner said today Alan Gross will begin his third year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba.
Alan Gross was arrested on December 3, 2009 and later given a 15 year prison sentence by Cuban authorities for simply facilitating connectivity between Havana’s Jewish community and the rest of the world.
“Mr. Gross is a 62-year-old husband, father, and dedicated professional with a long history of providing assistance and support to underserved communities in more than 50 countries.” – Mr. Toner