Geneva, Jun 7. -Cuba has reiterated at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) the case of Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez, wives of two of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who are serving long sentences in the United States.
Cuban delegate Janet Román particularly referred to the "psychological violence" against two Cuban women, to whom the US government has prevented them to visit their husbands for over 10 years.
Addressing the interactive debate about the report by Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, the diplomat explained the problems Salanueva and Perez, spouses of Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez, respectively, has faced up to.
"The United States has denied them visa entry several times. The refusal of granting visa to these Cuban women blatantly violates several instruments of International Law," Manjoo noted.
"Cuba called all justice peoples to support recognition of the Cuban women's right to visit their spouses, as well as the immediate release of the Cuban Five," she said.
González and Hernández, along with Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Fernando González, have been serving harsh sentences ranging from 15 years to double life terms.
Their real crime was gathering information about terrorist plots by anti-Cuban organizations in Miami, Florida, in an effort to prevent the deaths of Cuban and even United States citizens. (Prensa Latina)