The United Nations Work Group on Arbitrary Detention has released a report calling the detention of activist Milagro Sala in Jujuy “arbitrary” and demanding her immediate release. According to a note on CELS’ Facebook page, the report identifies a system of “consecutive accusations” and court cases that maintain Sala’s detention indefinitely and violate judicial independence. A key point, they note, is that Sala was originally detained on charges unrelated to wider accusations of corruption. The judge ruled Sala’s release for the first charges on 29th January. Members of the UN work group find that the state blocked Sala’s right to defence by not clearly presenting the facts of the charge and not adequately informing her of the crimes for which she was accused.
Source: The Argentina Independent October 28, 2016 21:04 UTC