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Commission created to investigate violence in Jujuy, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Government created a commission to receive and analyze complaints on institutional violence in the province of Jujuy, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette.

The decree of President Alberto Fernandez, states that the commission will operate within the Secretariat of Human Rights and the Ministry of Justice and will be formed up by between five and seven experts.

In spite of massive protests, in June, responded with force and which continued after that event, amendments to the Jujuy Constitution proposed by Governor Gerardo Morales (Unión Cívica Radical) were approved.

Among the aspects that generated the greatest discontent is: Article 67, which establishes that, in order to guarantee the right to social peace, street and road blockades are prohibited, as well as any demonstration that may be considered violent, which is determined by the Police.

On the other hand, articles 94 and 95 provide for the control over land and water, affecting the native communities that were not listened to, by those who drafted the text. The national government, the Secretariat of Human Rights, the Grandmothers and Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, the Association of Disappeared Ex-Detainees, indigenous and union groups condemned these violations and denounced the persecution, raids and arrests registered in Jujuy against those who opposed the reform.

Meanwhile, members of hundreds of native communities arrived in this capital in a march known as the Malón de la Paz to defend their rights to their lands and denounce the irregularities committed.

According to this day’s decree, the commission will analyze the denunciations of abuse by the authority, harassment, persecution and other cases of institutional violence committed by the provincial police.

In addition, it will have 60 days to prepare a report and submit it to Congress and the Supreme Court, together with recommendations to ensure compliance with the obligations assumed by the State in International Treaties and Conventions on Human Rights.


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