The Popular Education Project
to Free the Cuban 5
Support the Cuban 5 Visa Campaign:United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights
Navenethem Pillay has met with Adriana Perez and Olga Salanueva, two of
the wives of the Cuban 5, and has stated that she will intercede on
Now that Rene Gonzalez has renounced his
citizenship and is completing the remainder of his parole in Cuba with
his wife Olga Salanueva, this means Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo is the
only member of the Cuban 5 who has not seen his wife.
past 14 years Gerardo Hernandez’s wife, Adriana Perez, hasn’t been
allowed to visit him. The U.S. asserts that she is a risk to national security
despite the fact that the U.S. government has no proof or rationale to
justify this belief. This separation is a violation of Gerardo’s civil
and international rights
as a prisoner.
Mail or Fax Ms. Pillay the Project's Letter and hold her accountable to her public statement of support.
Remind her that the U.S. community supports the Cuban 5 and their wives' visitation rights
Ms. Navanetham Pillay, High Commissioner of Human
Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights-United Nations Office at Geneva
8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211
Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: + 41 22 917 9011
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Expresses Support for the case of the Cuban Five
Mar. 1, 2013
Reprinted from MinRex
UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA, March 1, 2013 - United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights, Mrs. Navenethem Pillay, received,
yesterday, Olga Salanueva, spouse of René González, and Adriana Pérez,
spouse of Gerardo Hernández.
During the meeting, Adriana and
Olga explained to the High Commissioner the necessity that this
organization intercedes in a direct manner on behalf of the case of the
Cuban Five for a definitive solution, while they requested their support
in order to be granted visas to entry the United States to visit their
Olga stressed that the supervised freedom regime
endured by Rene constitutes a legal absurdity that does not comply with
any purpose and unnecessarily prohibits his return to his Homeland and
reunite his relatives. Adriana requested a humanitarian gesture that
requires the political willingness and ethics of the United States Government
Mrs. Pillay acknowledged the visa denial
as a violation to the human rights and expressed this cannot constitute an additional punishment.
UN Commissioner expressed her support to this fight and her intention
to do whatever is possible to find a solution to the case.
March 1, 2013
Cuban Permanent Mission in Geneva