U.S. Political Prisoner hasn't seen his wife in 14 years!
- The Popular Education
Project to Free the Cuban 5
Support the Cuban 5 Visa Campaign:
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navenethem Pillay met
with Adriana Perez and Olga Salanueva, two of the wives of the Cuban 5,
and stated that she will intercede on their behalf.
Now that Rene Gonzalez has renounced his citizenship and is completing the
remainder of his parole in Cuba with Olga Salanueva, this means Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo is the only member of the Cuban 5 who has not seen his wife.
the 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.
Download the Visa Letter
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
Mrs. Pillay acknowledged the visa denial as a
violation to the human rights and expressed this cannot constitute an
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 Rights
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
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