Perez Esquivel: Milagro Sala Is a Political Prisoner
Buenos Aires, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace Award Adolfo Perez Esquivel was emphatic, when he declared someone like Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala a political prisoner, sentenced before being taken to trial.
In a conversation with local Radio 10 program, Esquivel, also a human rights defender and activist said that the leader of social group TUPAC AMARU is accused of many crimes, but there is nothing concrete to sentence her yet.
Milagro Sala is imprisoned, for 300 days now, without any possibility to have a chance to be legally defended.
Perez Esquivel considered that 'the judicial power is subordinated to the political power, they are not independent powers, and that is a really serious thing.
Besides Sala has two things against her: she is a women, and she is an indigenous woman, so there is a lot of discrimination on this.'
Milagro Sala was imprisoned on January 16 because of incitation to violence, when she was heading a protest in the province of Jujuy.
To that cause you added during these months others as the alleged irregularity of administration of funds destined to construction of housing and also the authorship of crimes of Association illicit, fraud to the Administration public and extortion.
She is also charged only few days ago for homicide aggravated by price or promise.
The group of work on detention arbitrary of the United Nations, the Parliament of the South (Parlasur), the Organization of American States and other entities asked the Government for her release.
The UN described the imprisonment, in a resolution supported even by the Parlasur.
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