UN Human Rights Office Follows Cuban Five Case

Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will continue monitoring closely the situation of the five antiterrorist Cuban fighters who are unfairly serving harsh sentences in the United States, according to a letter released by the Foreign Ministry.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba published the answer of that UN body to a document sent by the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations in Geneva, on the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González.

The response of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, reflects the commitment to follow the situation of René, who was forced by U.S. authorities to spend three more years in the northern nation under “supervised release” after being released a few months ago and despite his expressed desire to return to Cuba with his family.

Pillay affirmed that he would continue to insist personally with U.S. authorities for the right of the wives of René González and Gerardo Hernández to be allowed to visit their husbands.

More than a dozen Nobel prize laureates, various organizations, and a growing number of people on the planet demand that the United States put an end to this injustice.

National Committee to Free the Cuban Five


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