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Family of American held in Cuba pleads for his freedom

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years, on December 3, 2013 in Washington, DCThe family of a US contractor jailed in Cuba urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to bring him home, saying they feared for his life as he began a sixth year in prison. The plea from the wife of Alan Gross came on the fifth anniversary of his December 3, 2009 arrest in Havana, and as the White House suggested his release would “remove an impediment” to improving relations between the two long-time rival nations. My husband has paid a terrible price for serving his country and community,” said Judy Gross, in a statement released to mark the poignant anniversary. “Alan is resolved that he will not endure another year imprisoned in Cuba, and I am afraid that we are at the end,” she said.

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