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No Way Out / Miguel Iturría Savón

Miguel Iturria Savón, Translator: Maria Montoto

To: Office of Immigration and Alien Affairs, Ministry of the Interior

Re: Reply request

Miguel Iturria Savón, Cuban citizen, legal adult, married,

graduate, unemployed, permanent identity number 53092900308, residing at

222 Street, #9529, between 101 and 1st, Cruz Verde, Cotorro, Havana,

Cuba,of my own volition hereby state to this office the following:

That I am submitting via this letter in accordance with the stipulations

of article 63 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, in relation

to article 78 of Decree-Law No. 67 of 1983, exactly as it was modified

by Decree-Law No. 147 of April 21, 1994, to solicit that in strict

observance of the constitutional mandate stated, the reason or motive be

made known to me whereby I am not permitted to to to

reunite with my wife, with regards to which I state the following:


Firstly, that on March 11, 2012 I submitted to the immigration

authorities in Mañana, Guanabacoa, Havana the application Permission for

Overseas Travel in order to be reunited with my wife, Ángela A. F., a

Spanish citizen, to whom I was married on July 22, 2011 in a civil

ceremony in Miramar by the Cuban Ministry of Justice.

Secondly, that as the above-mentioned permission was delayed two or

three days, I have visited the above-mentioned office four times between

March 13 and June 12, 2012, and have not received the White Card nor an

explanation of the basis for its denial.

Thirdly, that since I have incurred no prior criminal charges, have no

unpaid debts to the state, and am not involved in any ongoing legal

proceedings, I consider this injustice to be a violation of my right to

of movement as defined in articles 13.1 and 13.2 of the

Universal Declaration of as stated below:

"13.1 Each person has the right to and residence

within the borders of each state."

"13.2 Each person has the right to leave any country, including his own,

and to return to his country."


In light of this denial or delay, and given the stipulations outlined in

article 63 of the Republic of Cuba that "every citizen has the right to

submit complaints and petitions to the authorities, and to receive

attention and appropriate replies within a reasonable time as defined by

law," I, the undersigned, demand to be granted an Exit Permit or, in its

absence, that this application, the submission of which is protected by

constitutional right,be accepted and processed.

I am not including with this letter the previously mentioned Application

for Exit Permit, the Certificate of Matrimony, or the passport and visa

issued by the Spanish Consulate in Havana as these documents have

already been submitted to the National Office of Immigration and Alien

Affairs in Guanabacoa, Cuba.

Havana, June 12, 2012

Miguel Iturria Savón


cc:Office of Legal Affairs,Office of Immigration and Alien Affairs

Cuban Commission of Human Rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva,



Translated by Maria Montoto and Anonymous

June 19 2012

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