Olga Salanueva denied humanitarian parole to visit US

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 January 2010

On December 18, 2009, US Department of Homeland Security denied Olga Salanueva her humanitarian parole request to enter in the territory of the United States with the only purpose of visiting her husband, René González, who is serving a 15-year sentence in prison.

Olga’s request, submitted on October 23, 2009, was endorsed by letters from important religious and human rights organizations, among them the World Council of Churches, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and the Cuban Council of Churches, as well as Amnesty International.

The denial failed to mention the reasons for such decision, with which the US Government, preventing visit of Rene’s wife, once again violates not only the human rights of one of the 5 Cubans, who serve unfair sentences in jails of that country for acting against terrorism, but also the human rights of their relatives.


CSC has launched a postcard campaign asking US President Barack Ombama to grant visits to Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez (wife of Gerardo Hernandez).

Email campaigns@cuba-solidarity.org.uk or call 020 8800 0155 to request postcards to send to the US President today.

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