Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
The family of Maryland's Alan Gross is mobilizing the Jewish community in a bid to help secure his release from a Cuban prison.
WASHINGTON - Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candidate Barack Obama, the technology contractor who helped the U.S. government bring the world's remotest populations into
the 21st century.
Now, however, Gross, 60, of Potomac, Md., has been languishing for three months in a Cuban high-security prison and his rare conversations are monitored by Cuban officials [...]
After weeks of taking a quiet approach to secure Gross' release, his family and friends launched a public campaign that is spreading to Jewish communities across the United States, attracting the support of U.S. lawmakers and high-profile media outlets. It kicked off last month when [his wife] Judy Gross issued a video appeal for the release of her husband of 40 years.
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