"We Want to See Our Husbands!"
International Campaign for the visitation rights of wives of the Cuban 5!
Introduction By Tamara Hansen
An important International campaign is in full swing for the visitation rights of
Adriana Pérez (wife of Gerardo Hernández) and Olga Salanueva (wife of René
González). Postcards have been printed and mailed to solidarity groups around
the world to increase the knowledge about the Case of the Cuban 5 and also about
the rights of their families to visit them while they are being held in the US jails.
Please read the appeal statement below sent by the International Committee to
Free the Cuban 5 and get involved in this most important campaign.
For your wish to receive copies of the postcard please contact:
1- If you are in Vancouver or British Columbia: firstname.lastname@example.org
2- If you are living outside of BC: email@example.com
“We Want to See Our Husbands!”
The article below is taken from:
On 8 separate occasions, including this last September, the U.S. government has
denied entry visas to Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva to visit their imprisoned
It has been almost 10 years since they last embraced.
Their husbands, Gerardo Hernández and René González, are two of the Cuban
Five, as they are internationally known, who infiltrated anti-Cuban right wing
exile groups in order to prevent further terrorist attacks against Cuba organized
by extremists in Miami.
In a travesty of justice, the U.S. government arrested the very people working to
prevent terrorist acts. Meanwhile, that same government allows known dangerous
terrorists Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch to roam free in Miami.
We appeal to your sense of compassion and fairness and ask you to join Amnesty
International, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention,
members of the European Parliament, 13 California Mayors, and many others
in respectfully calling on U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to grant, on
humanitarian grounds, temporary visitation visas to these two Cuban women, so
that they may visit their husbands, currently incarcerated in U.S. prisons.
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