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Alfredo Guevara

Alfredo Guevara

HRD, Lawyer

"The human rights situation in Mendoza deserves a 5, because we are half way with a terrible past and with much room for improvement,"

Alfredo Guevara is a human rights lawyer involved in trials for crimes against humanity in Mendoza.

For at least a decade, Argentina is established as a state and society that largely respects human rights. However, the crimes of the past and the enduring attempts to assign responsibilities still cloud the situation. While most human rights defenders can operate in freedom, HRDs seeking justice for violations committed during the dictatorship, journalists and trade unionists have received death threats and been subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest, prosecutions, police violence and smear campaigns. In recent times, defenders have faced new risks, including police brutality, judicial harassment and oppression in indigenous communities.