Cuba Presents Cuban Five’s Case before UN Third Commission on Women’s Progress

Cuban News Agency   2009-10-15 

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 13 (acn) Cuba reiterated in the United Nations’ headquarters in New York the situation of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States since 1998 and their families’ suffering.  
Cuban diplomat Claudia Perez presented the case before the Third Commission of the UN General Assembly which centered its discussions on women’s progress and the implementation of the results of the fourth World Conference on Women, says a Prensa Latina report. 

The Cuban official said the sentences imposed on Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as the Cuban Five, were arbitrary. 

She referred as well to the situation of the wives of two of them who have not been allowed to enter the United States to visit their husbands.  

Claudia Perez explained that Hernandez’ wife, Adriana Perez, was denied an entry visa to the U.S. last July 15 for the 10th occasion. She said that, on top of this, American authorities announced the visa denial on the day the couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.


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