Activists in London Protest Visa Denial against Cuban Anti-terrorist
2014.09.09 - 09:52:28 / Portada Rebelde
HAVANA, Cuba, Activists with the Solidarity-with-Cuba campaign in the U.K. called emergency meetings to protest the denial once again by British authorities of an entry visa in that country against Cuban anti-terrorist Rene Gonzalez.
Gonzalez and his wife Olga Salanueva, were invited to London September 8-10 on the occasion of the 16th anniversary on September 12 of his arrest in the United States along Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero, known as the Cuban Five.
British authorities denied Gonzalez an entry visa last March as he was scheduled to attend a fact-finding commission that held sessions in London on the case of the five Cubans.
On that occasion, Gonzalez was to give his testimony about the violations committed during the trial they were submitted to in Miami, where they were unfairly given extremely long prison sentences.
According to the solidarity organization, Olga Salanueva will expose the current situation in meetings that will take place this week, PLn news agency reported.
Rene Gonzalez, who currently is visiting Portugal and France, was denied the visa to London although he was invited by 29 British legislators to a meeting at the British Parliament and also to the Trade Union Congress in Liverpool.