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Attorney General of Jujuy Province’s Public Prosecutor’s Office
Dr. Sergio Lello Sanchez
E-mail: [email protected]
Dear Mr. Attorney General,
I am writing to express my deep concern about the continued criminalization of the human rights lawyer Alberto Nallar. Although he was released, the charges against him for protesting remain under investigation. Although he was released, he still faces criminal charges for pacifically participating in a protest.
As you know, in the Province of Jujuy, between July 11 and 13, at least 40 arrests and raids were carried out in private homes in Humahuaca and San Salvador. Among those detained were teachers, university students and human rights defenders who participated in the social mobilizations resulting from the recent constitutional reform in the province.
In this context, Alberto Nallar was arrested on July 13, 2023, and remained under house arrest for 37 days. He is still being charged with sedition for his support of the demonstrators against the constitutional reform and his participation in the protests. In addition, Amnesty International has received reports of arrest warrants against at least seven other lawyers who allegedly supported the protesters.
Given the international obligations of the Argentine State to respect, protect and guarantee the freedom of expression and demonstration of all persons, I request that you drop the charges against Alberto Nallar that could imply a direct restriction on the right to social protest.
Best regards to you,