HAVANA TIMES — The health of US agent Alan Gross is deteriorating in his Cuban prison, asserted his lawyer, Peter Kahn, on Wednesday, reported the AP.
Kahn said Gross, 63, began having difficulty walking and that a substance came out of his right shoulder blade, which is why he sent a letter to the chief Cuban diplomat in Washington on Monday requesting for the results of medical tests that were performed in May.
Gross had been told that his medical results would be made available to US physicians, but this has not happened; moreover, the Cuban government did not immediately respond to his requests, the lawyer added.
Alan Gross has spent more than two years in prison in Cuba, where he is serving a sentence of 15 years in prison for setting up Cuban dissidents with sophisticated illegal satellite communication systems that would work through satellite phones and laptops that were untrackable and impenetrable.
Gross was working on a US AID funded program designed to produce a regime change in Cuba.