House Foreign Affairs Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman
For IMMEDIATE Release
Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Cuba’s Sentencing of Alan Gross, Demands Release of All Wrongly Imprisoned in Cuba
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented today on Cuba’s sentencing of U.S. citizen Alan Gross and called on the Castro regime to release Mr. Gross and all those wrongly imprisoned in Cuba. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“Today’s sentencing of Alan Gross is a shameless act by a desperate regime.
“This is a regime which will use anything and anyone, including a United States citizen, to wage its propaganda war against all those in Cuba demanding freedom, and all those responsible nations around the world who stand up for the oppressed Cuban people.
“The Cuban regime is incapable of turning over a new leaf. Regardless of how the regime attempts to depict itself, we all know that behind any facade it is rotten to the core.
“The U.S. and all responsible nations must demand not only the release of Mr. Gross, but of all those wrongly imprisoned in Castro’s dungeons. We must increase pressure on the regime until the basic rights, freedoms, and dignities of the Cuban people are respected.”