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  6/19/2014, Sivan 21, 5774

U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Alan Gross for His Mother's Funeral


The United States called on Cuba on Wednesday to allow imprisoned contractor Alan Gross to travel home to attend his mother's funeral as a humanitarian gesture, AFP reports.

Gross, 65, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba in 2011 after being convicted of "acts against the independence or territorial integrity of the state" for allegedly distributing communications equipment as a contractor for USAID.