From earlier this year:
“Phil Peters, a Cuban analyst at the Lexington Institute, said Gross could face a quick trial, which would allow the Cuban government to present its case, and perhaps allow for a “political solution.”
“Wayne Smith, the former U.S. diplomat, says he expects Cuba to “do the right thing” and release Gross after the trial.”
“Phil Peters, a longtime Cuba expert who is vice president of the Arlington, Virginia-based Lexington Institute, said he too saw Cuba freeing Gross soon.”
“The odds are the guy is going to get convicted, that’s not hard to predict,” said Peters. “But I don’t believe that the Cuban government has an interest in holding him in jail for the long term.”
Just in: Cuba’s top court has rejected the final appeal of a U.S. government contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison, despite appeals from top American officials for his release.