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- The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
United Nations High
Commissioner for Human RightsNavenethem Pillay has met with Adriana Perez and Olga Salanueva, two of the wives ofthe Cuban 5, and has stated that she willintercede on their behalf.
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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
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
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