Friday, April 11, 2014

Alan Gross suspends his hunger strike

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 home.

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