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Cuba announces trial date for Alan Gross

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/cuba_announces_trial_date_for_alan_gross_20110224

A U.S. government contractor that the State Department says was assisting Cuban Jews will go on trial in Cuba next month. Alan Gross was charged on Feb. 4 with "Acts against the independence and territorial integrity of the State." The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence; he could have faced the death penalty according to Cuban law.

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