State Department: No Equivalence Between Gross and Cuban Spies

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We've always made it clear that there's no equivalence between an international development worker imprisoned for more than four years for doing nothing more than helping Cuban citizens gain access to the Internet, and convicted Cuban intelligence agents. We continue to use every possible diplomatic channel to press for Mr. Gross' release, repeatedly, both publicly and privately. We have also enlisted governments around the world and prominent figures to press for Mr. Gross' release.
-- Pooja Jhunjhunwala, a State Department spokeswoman, The Baltimore Sun, 12/1/14