US Entry Visas Requested for the Wives of Cuban Five
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- North America
- Politics and Government
- 04 / 12 / 2009
Galician friends of Cuba have asked the US authorities to authorize the wives of two of the Five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly incarcerated in the United States to visit their husbands in prison.
The request is included in letters sent by the Francisco Villamil Galicia- Cuba Friendship Association to both the secretaries of State and National Security of the US government, Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano, Prensa Latina news agency reports.
The first letter asks the head of the State Department to grant immediate humanitarian visas to Adriana Pérez to visit her husband, Gerardo Hernández and, that way, to end the violation of her right to family visits.
Hérnández, along with Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and René González, have been imprisoned in the US since 1998 for infiltrating the activities of Florida-based counterrevolutionary terrorist group.
The letter sent to Clinton also demands multiple entry visas for the families of the Five Cuban antiterrorists.
For its part, the request addressed to Napolitano advocates for an immediate humanitarian visa for Olga Salanueva, the wife of René González, so she can visit her husband in jail.
It also points out that in July 2008 Salanueva was unjustly classified as permanently ineligible, and demands her exemption of that condition.