Cuban Jews

Cuba Announces Trial Date for Alan Gross

02/25/2011

(JTA) -- U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, whom the State Department says was in Cuba to assist Cuban Jews, will go on trial in Cuba next month on charges of acts against the state.

Gross was charged in Cuba on Feb. 4 with "acts against the independence and territorial integrity of the state," a charge that carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.  U.S. officials will attend the trial, which likely will be in front of a panel of judges, Reuters reported. The trial is expected to last a couple of days.

Cuba to Seek 20-Year Prison Term for Alan Gross

02/07/2011

(JTA) -- Cuban prosecutors will seek a 20-year prison sentence for accused spy Alan Gross, a U.S. government contractor that the State Department says was assisting Cuban Jews.

Gross is accused of "Acts Against the Independence and Territorial Integrity of the State," Reuters reported, citing a Feb. 4 report by Cuban state media via a government-run website.

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