From San Salvador de Jujuy
“Milagro is a political prisoner. We have political prisoners in Argentina and with political prisoners there is no democracy.”Tupac Amaru’s coordinator, Juan Manuel Esquivel, said upon inaugurating the law that thousands of people in Jujuy demanded the release of Milagro Sala, who has been in detention for five years, along with other leaders. This was at the end of a mass mobilization by social organizations, despite the heavy police deployment ordered by the government of Gerardo Morales, with The police are even on the roofs of the government building. From the previous night, the fences protected the façade of the main public buildings. Despite these measures, and the warnings of provincial government officials, the march continued without violence, though Monitoring operations at strategic points along the roads discouraged protesters’ access Interior. The apparent limitation was overcome by local mobilization, with Humahua, Telcara, San Pedro, Perico, Libertador and Calligua, among other places being there.
In the capital of Gogo, the column, counted by more than 3,000 fighters, left after 11 am from the gymnasium and ended in Belgrano Square, in front of the seat of government, in the same place it was five years earlier. Led by Tupac Amaru to request dialogue with the new governor Morales. On January 16, 2016, the then Minister of Security, Meyer’s disgustToday, a member of the Supreme Court of Justice, Milagro has detained Sala at her home in the Koya neighborhood, where she is serving her house arrest.
As in 2016, the Tubbaca fighters, along with the CTA, ATE Verde y Blanca, MTL, human rights organizations and the Street Vendors Fair and Affine Associated, reissued this protest. We come to this square to demand respect and the constitutional rights guaranteed by all citizens, and they welcomed us with a police structure. Here we are, Tupac is alive. “We do not kneel, our colleagues direct us, their needs: work, health and education,” said Tupac Amaru’s regional coordinator, Juan Manuel Esquivel, who thanked the resistance in these five years.
Singing and chanting slogans, the column entered the downtown area via San Martin Avenue and went to Piazza Belgrano on National Day which was also voiced before the Supreme Court in downtown Buenos Aires. The gunmen roamed the field and then action was taken. Between white flames and whipalas, a large poster with the names of Jujuy’s political prisoners stood out: Milagro Sala, Patricia Cabana, Graciela Lopez, Maria Condori, Adriana Condori, Mirta Guerrero, Ivan Altamirano, Javier Niva, Miguel Sevilla.
Esquivel was the first to speak. He denounced that Jojo’s justice “is an attachment to the executive power, it is a cog, Tool by Gerardo MoralesSo is the Jujuy Legislature, which the Radicals and Beronians turned into a clerk’s office for Morales. It has total overhead power. In this governorate, he stressed the lack of independence of the authorities and the rights of citizens are not guaranteed. He stated that “a popular government cannot have political prisoners.”
Raul Nuro, Milagro Sala’s colleague, conveyed his greeting: “She is very proud of the presence of her comrades after five years in detention. They thought that they buried Tupac but with all the work they were buried in a landfill of history.” “This is the spirit of the people that springs from the earth because we are Latin America and every companion carries their original blood. He encouraged that we are the fertile ground that makes nature and life grow, especially love, because we move in a spirit of solidarity. “
On the march, the spirit of unity and strength was tested, as Lydia, a fighter from Tubbaca put it: “Morales imprisoned our commander five years ago and we have nothing left. We continue to work and fight until she is releasedUnjustly detained, today we demand her freedom. He stressed that we are more united and this government could not silence us.
Attorney Paula Alvarez Carreras, of the National Secretariat for Human Rights, announced that she would file a criminal complaint for publishing “a disproportionate operation (of police security) that made it difficult for people who wanted to mobilize to reach San Salvador and remained there and their sites demanded the release of Milagro Sala and all political prisoners.” He added that the Gojo police “will commit a violation of the Intelligence Act,” since according to the leaked operations order, there were intelligence missions on social activists, on its part the Ministry of Homeland Security made clear. Federal security forces were not involved in the operation.
Before the march, very early on, a hearing was held for the collective preventive habeas corpus filed on Friday by fans of human rights, social and trade union organizations, before the publication of the anniversary process organized by the Gojo Police to celebrate the National Day. Claim the freedom of Milagro Sala. Alvarez Carreras was one of the sponsors. Judge Rodolfo Fernandez refused the habeas corpus, arguing that it had not been proven “A present and imminent threat to the freedom of movement of a group of people” Which he was about to muster.
“At the hearing, the writ of habeas corpus was confirmed and we endorsed the concerns of the National Secretariat for Human Rights because We were afraid for freedom and the safety of people Alvarez Carreras, who emphasized that those in human rights spaces “are concerned about the situation in Gojo because during the first four years and years that passed from Morales’ government it was one of systematic discipline. To social and trade union organizations,” to organized protest groups, the sufferers “Persecution, and ultimately a criminal case, and if that fails, misconduct. The message of the district government is clear, which is not to listen to the popular sectors in their allegations and to bet on silence.”
Gabriella Carpinetti, National Director for Promoting and Promoting Access to Justice, was present on the day of the protest, along with other officials in a process with national organizations, and also visited the social leader. Carbinity denounced “Power Agreement in Jujuy Province Horizontally, between the police, judicial and economic sectors. It appears to be an immutable pact, and if there is a reason explaining the arbitrary arrest of Milagro Sala, then it represents a popular movement that called into question the status quo of this province – he argued – this force agreement is in effect and those sectors decided that Milagro should be imprisoned because it was dangerous to break This authority agreement and its visibility. “