Supreme Court Rules Milagro Sala Cannot Be Arrested in a Prison

The Supreme Court ruled today that controversial social leader Milagro Sala must not be under arrest in a common prison. The decision upholds a request from the Inter American Court of Human Rights, which had argued her already poor health could worsen should she continue being held in preemptive custody in Jujuy’s Alto Comedero Prison.

Judicial sources told Clarín the main reason for the IACHR’s request and posterior decision of the highest court in the country is that her mental state deteriorated during her time in prison. People close to Sala said she even attempted to commit suicide, and even though the Jujuy Province administration – whose governor, Gerardo Morales, is a long time political enemy of Sala – and its judiciary denied…

Original published: 2017-12-06 18:00:38 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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