His announcement today:
Alan Gross Suspends Hunger Strike at his Mother’s Urging, Announces There Will Be Further Protests to Come
From prison in Havana, Alan Gross spoke to his attorney, Scott
Gilbert, and declared that he is suspending his fast as of today. He
dictated the following statement to Gilbert:
“My protest fast is suspended as of today, although there will be
further protests to come. There will be no cause for further intense
protest when both governments show more concern for human beings and
less malice and derision toward each other.”
Gross’s family and friends have been very concerned about his
health and have asked him to end his fast. Gross explained to Gilbert
that he is suspending his fast today because his mother asked him to
stop. She will be 92 years old on April 15, the first day of Passover.
Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for four years and four months.
He has asked President Obama to personally intervene to help bring him