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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 03:34 PM

Amnesty International calls for Argentine indigenous activist's release.

Amnesty International is asking authorities to release activist Milagro Sala even as the government of the province where she is held, led by right-wing Governor Gerardo Morales, has expanded the case against her.

Sala is the head of Argentina's Tupac Amaru social movement and won a seat last year on the regional parliament of the Mercosur group of South American nations.

The international rights organization says Sala was arrested Saturday and accused of "inciting criminal acts and riots" in connection with a protest she led against authorities. The Jujuy Province government on Tuesday broadened the claims against her, saying her movement had "embezzled in public funds."

Sala has denied the accusations.

Amnesty International said Tuesday that Sala's detention violates the right to demonstrate in Argentina.

At: http://news.yahoo.com/amnesty-international-calls-argentine-activists-release-222235716.html

This is the same Governor Morales (a close Macri ally) whose demands for a federal riot squad - for an inexistent riot - led to the deaths of 43 gendarmes in an accident a month ago. http://www.democraticunderground.com/110846173

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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:29 PM

1. Kicking to read a later. Thank you.

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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 02:48 AM

2. Here's hoping Amnesty International will stay right on this case.

The governor seems to be convinced he can do absolutely anything to anyone he wants, including persecution of leftists and indigenous citizens.

Hope it won't take so long until fate will show him there are actually real limits to his "power" he is attempting to wield against a good person.


Milagro Sala, best wishes. [/center]

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