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Gerardo Hernández


Birthday: June 4

Gerardo Hernandez
U.S.P. Victorville
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto, CA 92301

"Ours may be one of the most ridiculous accusations of espionage in the history of this country."

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo was born in Havana on June 4, 1965. In 1989 he graduated with a degree in International Political Relations. While in school he participated in amateur festivals as part of a theater group and also as a cartoonist-humorist. In 1989 Hernández served as part of the Cuban forces in Angola against the invading South African apartheid regime. He distinguished himself in 54 combat missions and was awarded a medal of honor. Hernández has had his drawings published since 1982 and displayed in gallery exhibitions. His book of caricatures and humor, "You Can Achieve Everything with Love and Humor" was published in 2002. He has been married since 1988 to Adriana Pérez O'Connor. She has been denied entry to the United States by U.S. authorities seven times and has not been able to see her husband in more than eight years. Hernández is sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years and is in U.S.P. Victorville, California.

Click here to read Gerardo's allocution (statement on sentencing)

Articles featuring Gerardo and his wife, Adriana Pérez (click on article title to read)

8/24/09: ¿Peligra la seguridad de un imperio porque Olga y Adriana visiten a sus héroes amados? (Esp.)
8/24/09: Newly-translated 2006 interview of Adriana Pérez from La República (Eng./Esp.)
8/24/09: A State Department at the service of petty interests: the ongoing torture of Adriana Pérez and her husband, Gerardo Hernández (Eng./Esp.)
7/15/09: Visa again denied to Adriana (Eng./Esp.)
5/26/09: A telephone conversation with Gerardo Hernández -- Part 5 (Eng./Esp.)
5/13/09: A telephone conversation with Gerardo Hernández -- Part 4 (Eng./Esp.)
5/13/09: A telephone conversation with Gerardo Hernández -- Part 3 (Eng./Esp.)
4/23/09: A telephone conversation with Gerardo Hernández -- Part 2 (Eng./Esp.)
4/16/09: A telephone conversation with Gerardo Hernández -- Part 1 (Eng./Esp.)
4/11/09: BBC: Adriana Pérez applies for a visa to visit Gerardo (YouTube)
12/17/08: Gerardo Hernández congratulates Cuban publication on its 40th anniversary (Eng./Esp.)
10/6/08: The Guardian: "It's a form of torture"
9/22/08: Message from Gerardo on the tenth anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Five (Eng./Esp.)
6/3/08: Gerardo Hernández: ten birthdays without his Bonsai... (Eng./Esp.)
6/2/08: Birthday greetings for Gerardo and Ramón from around the world (Eng./Esp.)
9/13/07: Another visa denial to Olga and Adriana (Eng./Esp.)
7/4/07: Transcripción de la entrevista de la BBC con Gerardo Hernández (Esp.)
7/3/07: The complete BBC interview with Gerardo Hernández (mp3 audio 16:08, plus transcript)
7/2/07: Transcript of BBC interview with Gerardo Hernández
7/2/07: Gerardo Hernández interview on BBC (mp3 audio 10:00)
7/2/07: BBC interviews Gerardo Hernández



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