Letter to President Macri on the Sala case

Dear President Macri, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to respectfully urge you to take steps to secure the immediate release of Milagro Sala from pretrial detention, in light of the recent decision of the UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention on her case. [1] I would also like to take advantage of this letter to call […]

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OAS: Save Human Rights Body

Member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) should promptly ensure that the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights receives enough financial support to fulfill its mandate, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission, a key defender of human rights in the Americas, faces a financial crisis that threatens justice and protection to victims of abuses across the continent. On […]

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Protester Behind Bars in Argentina

Milagro Sala, a prominent social leader in Jujuy province, was detained on January 16 for participating in peaceful street protests in the center of San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital. Sala and other demonstrators had gathered to protest against a decree issued by the provincial governor that purports to regulate organizations like Sala’s that execute government-funded housing and other […]

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