Mother of Gerardo Hernández dies

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 November 2009

This Monday at noon Carmen Nordelo Tejera, mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, died in Havana after a long illness at the age of 75.

Carmen Nordelo was born on February 15, 1934 in the Canary Islands and immigrated to Havana at the age of 16 due to economic reasons of her family.

As a homemaker she supported the revolutionary activities of her husband and took care of the intellectual and social development of her three children.

She participated in an outstanding way in the Battle of Ideas that the Cuban people wage in the struggle for the truth and justice for our Five Compatriots unjustly held in the prisons of the Empire until she could no longer continue for health reasons.

We extend to Gerardo, who is serving two life sentences plus 15 years in a US prison, and to his family members, the most heartfelt condolence in the name of the Cuban people.

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