Adriana Pérez, wife of Gerardo Hernández, one of the Five Cuban anti-terrorists convicted and imprisoned in the United States, called on the Canadian religious community to support demands for the Five to be returned to their homeland.
During a visit to Toronto, Pérez met Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada and Reverend Canon Stuart Pike from the Niagara diocese.
Both, in the name of those present, expressed their willingness to undertake action locally directed toward the United States, to support the worldwide appeal for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists, according to a press communiqué submitted to Prensa Latina.
She also met with Chris Levan and a group of representatives from the United Church of Christ where again she won the support of those present to demand of U.S. President, Barack Obama, the immediate release of the Five.
She was interviewed on the radio station CIUT-FM, a University of Toronto community broadcaster, according to the communiqué.
Pérez, who is not allowed by U.S. authorities to visit her husband, took part in a solidarity event for the Five, organized by the Toronto Steel Workers Union in conjunction with other Cuba solidarity groups. (PL)