March 12, 2011

DAI Responds to Cuban Court Ruling in the Case of DAI Subcontractor Alan Gross

Following today's ruling in the case of DAI subcontractor Alan Gross, in which Mr. Gross was sentenced by a Cuban court to a prison term of 15 years, DAI President and Chief Executive Officer James Boomgard issued the following statement:

"We are profoundly disappointed by today's verdict and sentence. Alan Gross has been accused of doing nothing more than giving peaceful people access to the internet, and for this he has already been unjustly imprisoned for more than a year without the benefit of due process and in violation of international law. In light of the critical medical situation confronting Alan and his family, we urge the Cuban government to release him immediately on humanitarian grounds and quickly return him to his family.”