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Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, denied right to motherhood

Radio Habana Cuba

Geneva,- Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the United States, expressed grief over her impossibility to become a mother, even though it is something she has requested the U.S. government as a small gesture.

Adriana, 42, in statements to Notimex, warned that her biological clock was approaching the deadline for motherhood and expressed frustration over the life projects she had with her husband, which were hindered following his arrest.

Adriana Perez, who is in Geneva to brief UN leaders on the case of the Five, considered that only US President Barack Obama could end this situation, by granting pardon to her husband, who otherwise would die in prison.

Hernandez serves two life terms plus 15 years of imprisonment in a maximum security prison in California.

Since Hernandez’ arrest in 1998, Adriana has only been able to communicate with him through letters and phone calls that only he can make.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzales, known internationally as the “Cuban Five” were jailed in September 1998 for reporting on violent schemes by far-right anti-Cuban groups based in Miami.

They were then convicted in 2001 by a Florida court on alleged espionage charges. The Five were given excessively long sentences, put in separate jails in different parts of the country with periods of solitary confinement, and routinely denied visits by their family members, who are residing in Cuba.

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