WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has made no deal or concessions with Cuba to free imprisoned American Alan Gross.
Clinton called the continued imprisonment of Gross “deplorable” and a violation of human rights. She told a House committee Wednesday that the United States raises the Gross case at every meeting. She said Gross “deserves to come home.”READ MORE: Maryland Weather: A Brief Thaw Wednesday Before Snow Moves In
Gross, a Maryland native, is serving a 15-year jail term for spiriting satellite and other communications equipment into Cuba while on a USAID-funded democracy-building program. Cuba considers the program an attempt to destabilize its government, and Gross was convicted of crimes against the state, not espionage.READ MORE: Ovechkin Scores 27th Goal, Capitals Beat Jets In Overtime
Clinton said, in her words: “We’ve made no deals, we’ve offered no concessions and we don’t intend to do so.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Gets First Win In A Month, Slams Maryland 83-64
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