• Urgent Action


August 23, 2023

Alberto Nallar, human rights lawyer who played a very active role in the protests in the Jujuy Province that began on June 15th, was detained on July 13th and charged with the crime of sedition. Since July 14th, Alberto Nallar has been under house arrest.


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    Attorney General of Jujuy Province’s Public Prosecutor’s Office
    Dr. Sergio Lello Sanchez
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Ambassador Jorge Argüello
    Embassy of the Republic of Argentina
    1600 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Phone: (202) 238-6400
    Email: [email protected]

    Dear Attorney General,

    I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the detention of the human rights lawyer Alberto Nallar.

    As you are aware, in the cities of Humahuaca and San Salvador in Jujuy Province, at least 40 detentions and raids of private homes were carried out between July 11th and 13th. Among those detained were teachers, academics and human rights defenders who participated in the social mobilizations sparked by the recent constitutional reform in the province.

    Alberto Nallar was arrested in this context on July 13th, 2023 and charged with the crime of sedition for his support of those protesting against the constitutional reform and his participation in the protests. Since July 14th, the human rights defender has been under house arrest. In addition, Amnesty International has received reports of arrest warrants against at least seven other lawyers who allegedly supported the protesters.

    Given Argentina’s international obligations to respect, protect and guarantee freedom of expression and protest for all, I am requesting that you to drop the charges against Alberto Nallar, which could result in an unequivocal restriction on the right to social protest, and to ensure his immediate release.

    Yours sincerely,