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High Commissioner for Human Rights confirms her interest in the case of the Five

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, ratified this week in Geneva her interest in the case of the Cuban Five anti-terrorist unfairly imprisoned in United States.

In a letter addressed to the Permanent Representative of Cuba in Geneva, Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez, the High Commissioner expressed that “it still concerned with this case, and also the situation of the wives of René Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez”.

She also considered “that dialogue and diplomacy are the way that she believes appropriate to follow up on this situation”.

The High Commissioner welcomed also the Final Declaration of the Third Forum of Cuban Civil Society for the release of the Cuban Five unfairly in jails of the United States of America, held on September 14 in Havana, Cuba.

In this regard she indicated that the Declaration had been placed on knowledge of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council applicable to the case, in particular the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, whose opinion No. 19/2005 declaring the detention of the Five to be arbitrary still exists.

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