Cuba releases American-Jewish prisoner Alan Gross, US official says

By REUTERS
December 17, 2014 16:08

 
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Cuba has released American-Jewish aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a US official said on Wednesday.

Cuba arrested Gross, now 65, on December 3, 2009, and later convicted the US Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor to 15 years in prison for importing banned technology and trying to establish clandestine internet service for Cuban Jews.

ABC News earlier said Gross was released in a humanitarian prisoner exchange.

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