Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lawyer: Md. man's health declining in Cuban prison

(AP) ? A lawyer for a Maryland man imprisoned in Cuba for more than two years says his client's health is worsening and that country is withholding the results of medical tests performed on him there.

Peter Kahn, a lawyer for Alan Gross, said he sent a letter Monday to Cuba's top diplomat in Washington requesting the results of tests done in May. He said Gross began having difficulty walking and developed a mass behind his right shoulder blade.

Kahn said Gross was told results would be made available to American doctors but that hasn't happened. Cuba's government didn't immediately answer requests for comment.

Gross was sentenced to 15 years for crimes against the state. Cuba said the U.S. government subcontractor brought restricted communications equipment there under a democracy-building program.

Associated Press

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