Tag: Argentina

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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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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