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Washington - Rep. Engel Demands The Release Of Alan Gross From Cuban Prison

Published on: December 1, 2011 01:38 PM
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Judy Gross, wife of Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba, right, takes part in a rally to support her husband, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, outside the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Judy Gross, wife of Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba, right, takes part in a rally to support her husband, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, outside the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Washington - Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) today demanded the Cuban government release Alan Gross from his wrongful imprisonment on what is the second anniversary of his incarceration.  Rep. Engel is the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

“The Cuban government needs to release Alan Gross.  This is beyond politics, beyond diplomacy.  This is a matter of human rights.  In addition to my role in Congress, I call on the leadership in Cuba as a father and husband to do the right thing at long last.  Alan Gross’s health continues to deteriorate.  His daughter’s battle with cancer is ongoing and he is missing these crucial moments with his loved one.  I have a daughter around the same age, and it is heartbreaking to think of the loss this family is feeling.  Alan Gross has nothing to do with the decades of frosty relations between our nations – his only crime was passion for the Cuban Jewish community, and being an American.

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“This has gone on long enough.  It is time to return Alan Gross to his loving wife, Judy.  Bring him back to tend to his daughter and his 89-year-old mother.”


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 Dec 01, 2011 at 01:45 PM Anonymous Says:

So what would Engel like to do? Bomb Cuba?? "Demands"......how ridiculous. No one in Cuba cares what the Israeli, I mean American, politician says. They don't even know who he is.

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 Dec 01, 2011 at 03:31 PM Tzi_Bar_David Says:

Eliot Engel... what a tool; like the Cubans are paying attention to what a do nothing Congressman from NY thinks. With any luck his will be the downstate Democratic seat eliminated in re-districting.

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 Dec 01, 2011 at 04:36 PM FmrBklynKid Says:

Does the US have any leverage over Cuba? I think not.

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 Dec 01, 2011 at 05:00 PM thecommissioner Says:

Congressman Engel is nothing but a dear friend to the US Jewish community. There isn't a thing he doesn't do to help his constituents. There's a reason why he won 90% of Rockland county in the last Primary. Before any of you start bashing him for trying to get a fellow jew and American released, he has done 100% more then our president has done on this mans behalf. May Alan Gross come home to his family soon.

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