Jewish organizations' appeal to Cuban President - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paz
    • 27.02.11 | 04:44 (IST)

    Yes, Cuba has such laws, and Mr. Gross inadvertently may have run afoul of those laws, for which he and his family have apologized. It currently does no good to the longstanding good relations between Cuba and the world Jewish community to punish Mr. Gross further. There is such a thing -- in Cuba, in the United States, and in other countries -- of humanitarian pardon, of prosecutorial discretion, of looking at the totality of a case and the person's overall record -- intent, remorse, etc., in determining the appropriate judicial course of action, and whether or not to proceed with a prosecution. The esteemed signers of the request to the Cuban President are asking for judicial mercy and clemency in a spirit of brotherhood and good relations, they are not stating that Mr. Gross did not make a mistake or may have violated Cuban law.

    from the article: U.S. Jewish organizations appeal to Cuba president for release of Alan Gross
    First published 04:03 26.02.11 | Last updated 04:03 26.02.11
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