[Ppnews] Cuban 5: Int'l Campaign for Right of Family Visits

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International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE RIGHT OF FAMILY VISITS

ARGENTINA DEMANDS HUMANITARIAN VISAS FOR OLGA AND ADRIANA

Resumen Latinoamericano
Bs.As. February 16, 2010

Argentinean personalities have sent a letter to 
Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano demanding 
visas for two Cuban women so they can visit their 
husbands imprisoned in the United States for more than 11 years.

The letter, delivered early in the morning of 
February 16th to the US Embassy in Buenos Aires 
has the signatures of  Nobel Peace recipient 
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Estela de Carlotto 
President of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, Nora 
Cortiñas Mother of Plaza de Mayo - Founder Line, 
writer and journalist Stella Calloni, Graciela 
Rosemblum President of the Human Rights 
Argentinean League, jurists Beinusz Szmukler and 
Carlos Zamorano, Fray Antonio Puigjané, Capuchino 
Priest, Sociologist Atilio Borón and Philosopher 
León Rozichtner. All signers are Argentinean 
members of the International Commission for the Right of Family Visits.

A copy of this document has been sent to several 
international human rights organizations.

The signers denounced the United States for 
violating the right of family visits and for 
denying visas to the wives of Gerardo Hernández, 
serving two life sentences and René González serving 15 years.

In the letter, which can be seen on several 
websites, those who signed asked: Where is 
justice and the sense of humanity in the US ?

As it is publicly known, Gerardo and René are two 
of the Five Cuban Patriots imprisoned in the 
United States for monitoring criminal based in Miami .

The letter also denounced the fact that while the 
Five continue to serve unjust prison terms, on 
March 1st the international criminal Luis Posada 
Carriles will appear in a Court in El Paso , 
Texas for charges of lying to immigration 
authorities instead of facing justice for the numerous crimes he has committed.

SEND LETTERS, FAXES, E-MAILS OR MAKE A PHONE CALL

On July 15, 2009 the US denied for the tenth time 
the visa application presented
by Adriana Pérez.

We ask you to please contact Secretary of State 
Hillary Clinton asking the following:

1) To immediately grant a HUMANITARIAN VISA to 
ADRIANA PEREZ to visit her husband GERARDO 
HERNÁNDEZ in prison and end the violation of the right of family visits.

2) To grant multiple visas to all family members 
of the Cuban Five so they can visit their imprisoned loved ones in the US .

To contact the US State Department:

US State Department
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
2201 C Street, NW
Washington , DC 20520

Fax number: 1-202-647-2283
Phone number: 1-202-647-4000

In July, 2008 Olga Salanueva was classified as 
"permanently ineligible". On December 18, 2009, 
she was denied humanitarian parole.

We ask you to contact Homeland Security Secretary 
Janet Napolitano asking the following:

1) To immediately grant a HUMANITARIAN VISA to 
OLGA SALANUEVA to visit her husband RENE GONZALEZ in US prison.

To contact Homeland Security:

Janet Napolitano
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington , DC 20528

Fax number: 1-202-282-8401
Phone number: 1- 202-282-8000
Comment line: 1- 202-282-8495

If possible please send copies of your letters to 
the United Nation Human Rights Council  e-mail 
<http://us.mc337.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=InfoDesk@ohchr.org>InfoDesk at ohchr.org 


Urgent Action e-mail 
<http://us.mc337.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=urgent-action@ohchr.org>urgent-action at ohchr.org 


Complaint Procedures 1503 e-mail 
<http://us.mc337.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=1503@ohchr.org>1503 at ohchr.org

To learn more about the Cuban Five visit: 
<http://www.thecuban5.org/>www.thecuban5.org



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