Press Release

December 1, 2014
Cardin Calls for the Release of Marylander Held in Cuba
December 3rd Marks Five Years in Cuban Prison for Potomac Man

BALTIMOREU.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement expressing disappointment surrounding the continued imprisonment of Marylander Alan Gross by the Cuban government.

“As Mr. Gross nears five years of unjust incarceration in Cuba, I continue to call on the administration to do all in their power to secure his release. I am disappointed that efforts to release Mr. Gross, particularly on humanitarian grounds, have been rejected by the Cuban government. I will continue to raise awareness of Mr. Gross’ situation and urge my colleagues to join me in pushing for his release. The Cuban government gains nothing by violating Mr. Gross’ human rights and should release him as soon as possible.”