American Held In Cuba Marks 3rd Year Anniversary

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The family of an American man being held in Cuba for alleged crimes against the state marked a milestone on Monday.

It was December 3rd, 2009 that Maryland native Allen Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities.

Gross, who was working as a subcontractor for a USAID program, was accused of work with the U.S. government and charged with illegally bringing sophisticated communications equipment into the country. Last year he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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According to a statement from the U.S. Department of State, Gross was in Cuba setting up internet access for Cuba’s Jewish community and he was imprisoned for no reason.

“The continued, unjustifiable imprisonment of the ailing Mr. Gross is a grim reminder of the true nature of the Castro regime which brutally oppresses Cuba’s pro-democracy activists, suppresses all outside information, and maintains a stranglehold on all…

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