Alan Gross: Castro's prisoner
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    Lawyer: Cuba has refused any ‘meaningful dialogue’ in case of Md. man held for 2 years

    Lawyer: Cuba has refused any 'meaningful dialogue' in case of Md. man
    held for 2 years
    By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 8:32 AM

    WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the family of a Maryland man held in Cuba for
    two years says the Cuban government has "refused to engage in any
    meaningful dialogue" to resolve the case.

    Saturday marked two years since Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba for
    bringing restricted communications onto the island. Gross says he was
    only helping the island's small Jewish community access the Internet,
    but the 62-year-old was sentenced this year to 15 years in prison.

    Cuban officials in Washington released a statement late Friday saying
    that Gross conducted "undercover activities" in Cuba and was part of a
    program aimed at "disrupting the constitutional order in Cuba."

    The Gross family's lawyer, Peter Kahn, called that suggestion
    "preposterous" on Monday. He said Gross and his family are being used as