Lucia Perez was a 16-year-old girl who was drugged, raped, impaled and left in front of a hospital simulating an overdose. His three killers were acquitted on charges of murder and rape. Lucìa, in Argentina, is not the first victim and will not be the last in a country where there is an episode of violence against women every thirty minutes. And just yesterday, while the women were in the square, a 42-year-old woman was killed in Tucumán by her ex who waited for her outside work, stunned her with a cane and then stabbed her twice.
When everyone expected an exemplary sentence for the three monsters, a bitter surprise actually came, because for the judges of Mar del Plata, according to reports from the well-known site, the rapists in reality would not be rapists but only guilty of the offense relating to the administration of drugs. Precisely for this reason they were acquitted of the charges of murder and rape: all would have happened in a consenting manner by the young woman.
Lucía Pérez was killed twice. The first by the direct executors; the second, by those who acquitted them and thus denied that two adults who administer cocaine to enslave a teenager are responsible for abuse and femicide. They want to tell us that her life has no value, that the power relations that are the basis of male violence do not exist, that the huge feminist movement that has brought her smile as a flag of struggle to all corners of the country, must shut up. We will not, we do not forgive, we do not forget, we do not reconcile. It was femicide.
I hope that these judges, who acquitted the killers, have no daughters otherwise they could end up like Lucia. And if they died I’d like to see if they will absolve the murderers of their daughters.



The APDH and the Committee for the Liberation of Milagro
 Sala denounce the mistreatment and torture of three political prisoners
 in the Alto Comedero prison, in the province of Jujuy. 
They were held at different times in "isolation cells" 
where they were isolated from the rest up to 7 days, 
with the windows closed, with only an hour a day for personal hygiene. 
This situation is aggravated by the fact that her clothes are removed,
 that is, they are left bare with a single blanket to cover herself. 
To keep them good, they administer psychotropic drugs, 
sometimes by force, sometimes secretly in the midst of other drugs.
This is a clear violation of human rights, 
a violation of United Nations rules on the treatment 
of prisoners and the treatment of women prisoners
 (Maria Elena Naddeo is co-president
 of the Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos
 (APDH) and a member of the first hour 
of the Milagro Sala Liberation Committee.)

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