Detainee was helping Cuban Jewish groups involved in U.S. democracy project – washingtonpost.com

January 25, 2010

Another naive do gooder who thought better of Cuba’s totalitarian regime.

An American who has been jailed in Cuba and denounced as a spy is a 60-year-old international development expert from Potomac who was working on a U.S. government project to help the island’s Jewish community access the Internet, according to former colleagues and other sources.

The United States contractor detained in Cuba last month and accused of being a spy is a 60-year-old social worker from the Washington suburbs who had gone to Cuba to provide communications equipment to Jewish nonprofit organizations, according to American officials.