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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Charging of Alan Gross

Alan Gross has been unjustly detained and deprived of his liberty and freedom for the last 14 months. Instead of releasing Mr. Gross so he can come home to his wife and family, today's decision by Cuban authorities compounds the injustice suffered by a man helping to increase the free flow of information, to, from, and among the Cuban people.

We remain deeply concerned for Mr. Gross' well being and that of his family and reiterate our call for his immediate release.