Argentineans Demand Visas for Cuban Women to Visit Husbands in US Jails

2010.02.17 - 18:33:52 /

HAVANA, Cuba. - Argentinean personalities delivered a letter at the US embassy in Buenos Aires in which they demanded that the wives of Cuban antiterrorists imprisoned in American jails be granted humanitarian visas.


The letter defends Adriana Perez’ and Olga Salanueva’s right to visit their husbands Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez who are unfairly imprisoned in the United States, together with Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.


The message is addressed to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secreatry of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, with a copy to US ambassador Vilma Martinez, reported Prensa Latina.


The letter refers to the most recent denial to grant humanitarian parole visa to Salanueva last December 8, which prevented her from traveling to the US with the only purpose of visiting her husband, who was condemned to 15 years in prison.


The signatories also mentioned coercive, violent and cruel actions undertaken against Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez who have committed no crime and who are only wishing to see their husbands.


The letter was signed by Nobel Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel; President of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto; head of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Nora Cortiñas – Founding Line; and President of the Consultative Council of the American Association of Jurists, Beinusz Szmukler.


Likewise, it was backed by Stella Calloni, journalist and writer; Graciela Rosenblum, head of the Argentinean League for Men’s Rights; Fray Antonio Puigjane, Franciscan priest; and sociologist Atilio Boron member of the Board of Directors of the UN International Social Sciences Council, among others.

(Agencia Cubana de Noticias)

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