Open Letter To President Obama From The Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association


Some members of the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association from left, David Comissiong, Mighty Gaby, David Denny and Trevor Prescod/Photo: Barbados Today

Dear President

The Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association, and all progressive forces in Barbados wrote a letter to President George Bush on the 17th April 2007 demanding the release of Gerardo Hernandez Nordela, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzales and Rene Gonzales (commonly known as the “Cuban Five”) who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in the USA after being convicted of conspiracy to act as agents of the Cuban government and related charges.

We were very concerned about the action of the USA to deny Rene Gonzales and Gerardo Hernandez the right to receive visits from their wives and the refusal to grant Olga Salanueva the wife of Rene Gonzales a visa to enter the USA, to visit her husband. International standers emphasize the importance of prisoners maintaining regular contact with their families.

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