Cuba Condemns US For Denying Visit With Imprisoned Spy 1

According to Cuban authorities, a team of officials who travelled to Victorville, California last weekend to see Gerardo Hernández Nordelo were denied entry to the prison.  Havana also contends a meeting last Monday (July 9) between Hernández and defense attorney Martin Garbus was impeded.

The statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) goes on to complain that the US continues to deny visits by Hernández’s wife and in 2010, twice denied visits by one of his lawyers.

Editor’s Note:  Hernández’s wife, Adriana Pérez O’Connor, was still in training as a Directorate of Intelligence (DI) asset when the Wasp Network (La Red Avispa) was brought down in September 1998.  She and her children were deported and permanently banned re-entry visas.  Her mission had been to courier messages and material between Havana and Miami.

See the official MINREX statements here (in English & Spanish):

http://www.cubaminrex.cu/English/Statements/Articulos/StatementsMINREX/2012/statement12712.html

http://www.cubaminrex.cu/Declaraciones/Articulos/DeclaracionesMINREX/2012/dec2012-7-12.html

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