09/30/13 - Fox News - Jesse Jackson says request to visit jailed US man Alan Gross not granted
HAVANA The Rev. Jesse Jackson is ending a four-day visit to Cuba
without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor
imprisoned in the island nation.
The civil rights activist said Monday he had requested access to Alan
Gross, but was told there wasn't enough time to organize it.
Gross is serving a 15-year sentence after being accused of spying. He says
he was only setting up Internet networks for island Jewish groups and was
no threat to Cuban sovereignty.
Jackson has been in Havana since Friday for talks with Colombian
guerrillas about mediating the release of an American whom they have been
Former U.S. soldier Kevin Scott Sutay was taken captive by the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in June as he was hiking
through the jungle.
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