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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 their behalf.
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Expresses Support for the case of the Cuban FiveMar. 1, 2013
Reprinted from MinRexUNITED 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 husbands.
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
Sign it and mail/fax to:Ms. Navanetham Pillay, High Commissioner of Human RightsOffice of the High Commissioner for HumanRights-United Nations Office at Geneva8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211Geneva 10, SwitzerlandFax: + 41 22 917 9011