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August 7, 2011 9:46 am

Cuban Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Jewish Contractor Alan Gross

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JPost – Cuba’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected the appeal of Jewish-American aid contractor Alan Gross, upholding his conviction on charges of undermining the state.

The 62-year-old Gross was sent to Havana by the United States Agency for International Development in 2009 to set up a communications center for the local Jewish community. He was arrested in December of that year by Cuban police for bringing satellite phones and laptops into the country without permission. In March 2011, a Cuban court found Gross guilty of subversion and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

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