American imprisoned in Cuba says goodbye to family

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuban says his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter.

Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working covertly in the Communist-run country to set up Internet access. His attorney said in a statement Monday that his client "has withdrawn" and told him "life in prison is not a life worth living."

Gross has previously said his 65th birthday in May, would be the last one that he celebrates in prison, "one way or the other."

Gross said goodbye to his wife and youngest daughter during a recent visit. He had previously told his two daughters not to visit.

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