Cuba court sentences US contractor to fifteen years in prison

[JURIST] A court in Cuba on Saturday sentenced [Cubadebate report, in Spanish] US contractor Alan Gross to 15 years in prison for attempting to undermine the communist government of Cuba, according to a state-run website. US National Security spokesman Tommy Vietor immediately denounced the ruling [Washington Post report], calling the 15-year sentence an "injustice." Gross was arrested at the Havana Airport in 2009 for bringing computer equipment into Cuba. He was working as a member of a Development Alternatives Incorporated…

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