Former Cuban Political Prisoner Alan Gross to Discuss His Detainment and the Need for Cubans to More Freely Access Information at March 15 Newsmaker

Mar 08, 2016, 12:16 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Cuban political prisoner, Alan Gross of the United States, will speak and answer media questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker 10 a.m., Tues., March 15, in the club's Bloomberg Room.  This news conference will occur just before President Obama travels to Cuba.  Gross will describe what he endured for the five years of his detainment, what he believes Cuba should do to assure the freedom of internet information access he fought to achieve for the Cuban people, and what the U.S. should do regarding Cuban policy to achieve this goal.

Gross, who has worked to provide trade facilitation advice to clients in emerging markets and designed multi-million dollar internet-based satellite communications services to business and government organizations, was a political prisoner in Cuba from 2009-2014.  After he was freed, President Obama introduced him at the 2015 State of the Union. President Obama will travel to Cuba March 21 as the first sitting U.S. President to visit the island in 88 years.

The National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street NW (14th and F Streets NW), Washington, DC  20045, 13th Floor.  Like all NPC Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge.  No advance registration is required.

Contact: Bob Weiner 301-283-0821, cell 202-306-1200

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