Cuba releases American Alan Gross after five years in prison

Cuba releases American Alan Gross after five years in prison

Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a US official said on Wednesday.

Cuba arrested Gross, now 65, on Dec. 3, 2009, and later convicted the US Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor to 15 years in prison for importing banned technology and trying to establish clandestine internet service for Cuban Jews.

ABC News earlier said Gross was released in a humanitarian prisoner exchange.

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