Category Archive: South America

Apr 17

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia at her new home in the sanctuary of large apes in Sorocaba, Brazil on 4-12-2017 (EFE - Fernando Bizerra Jr)

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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Dec 01

Innocents Database Now Sortable And Searchable!!

The <a href=”http://forejustice.org/innocentsdatabase.htm”>Innocents Database</a> linked to from Justice Denied’s website is not only the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, but it is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The Innocents Database currently includes 5,943 cases — 3,604 from the …

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Feb 27

“Judges think of the judiciary as something that belongs to them” — Attorney Alan Lud

Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo protesting in Buenos Aires (www.abuelas.org.ar)

From 1976 to 1983 Argentina’s anti-communist military dictatorship engaged in what is known as the “Dirty War.” Between 30,000 and 45,000 men and women who expressed opposition to the dictatorship were disappeared — kidnapped in the middle of the night — never to be publicly seen again. In some cases entire families were kidnapped. The …

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Jan 13

Defamation Conviction For Criticism Of Scientific Report Overturned

Peru does not permit the growing of genetically modified crops, and their illegal introduction into the food supply is a controversial issue in Peru. Two prominent people in the public debate about the issue are Antonietta Ornella Gutiérrez Rosati, a biologist at the La Molina National Agricultural University in Lima, and biologist Ernesto Bustamante Donayre, …

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Oct 23

The Innocents Database Now Includes Over 3,000 Wrongly Convicted People

The Innocents Database Now Includes Over 3,000 Wrongly Convicted People

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