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Cuba: Judges convict US aid worker Alan Gross

BBC News Latin America and the Carribean

A US aid worker in Cuba, Alan Gross, has been found guilty of crimes against the state, Cuban television said.

Mr Gross, 61, was arrested in December 2009 accused of setting up illegal internet connections in Cuba under a programme funded by the US government.

Sentencing is not due to be announced for several days, but prosecutors have been seeking a 20-year jail term.

The US has warned that there can be no further easing of relations until he is released.

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March 5, 2011 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Government Contractor, Legal Jurisdictions, State Department, USAID | , , , , , | Leave a comment