Cuba Gross rap

Cuban supreme court ratifies 15-year count against American citizen Alan Phillip Gross charged with secret destabilization 

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05 August 2011 HAVANA, Cuba — In a definitive resolution issued today (Friday 05 August) the Cuban Supreme Court upheld the sentence of 15 years given to U.S. citizen Alan Philip Gross, disallowing the appeal filed by the defendant and his lawyer against Havana´s Provincial Court's ruling.

Gross had been found guilty of Acts against the Independence or Integrity of the State during a public hearing held last March 4 in which the prosecution proved that he had illegally introduced info-communication means in Cuba to set up internal networks, as part of a program of the U.S. administration aimed at promoting destabilizing actions within the country and subverting constitutional order.

(Washington spends millions of dollars within Cuba to promote activities hostile to the government — Ed.)

The Supreme Court’s decision is based on arguments stated in the resolution through which it rejects the elements presented by Gross and his lawyer in the appeal held July 22.

The decision declared that during the legal proceedings, Alan Gross enjoyed all guarantees and rights as established by the Cuban Constitution and laws and international regulations.

In this regard, Gross received appropriately decent and humane treatment, as Gross himself has admitted openly, and publicly reiterated, reads the resolution, adding that as part of these guarantees and rights, Gross has been allowed systematic family visits and regular access to assistance and attention by consular officials from the U.S. interests section in Havana, the resolution reads. Ratifican en Cuba sentencia contra estadounidense Alan Gross

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