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Tag: Mariana Mota

  • Monday, February 25th 2013 - 06:50 UTC

    Demonstration against Uruguay Supreme Court to protest human rights rulings

    The building of the Supreme Court on Friday 14 was stormed by human rights groups

    Human rights groups with the support from political organizations, labour unions and students are planning a march and demonstration against Uruguay’s Supreme Court to protest a ruling that in effect re-instates an amnesty law which benefits military and police officers allegedly involved in human rights crimes during the 1973/84 dictatorship.

  • Saturday, February 16th 2013 - 21:24 UTC

    Human right activists in Uruguay storm the Supreme Court to protest judge’s transfer

    The controversial magistrate Motta abandons the Supreme Court

    The Uruguayan police evicted dozens of protestors that during three hours occupied the seat of the Supreme Court to impede the transfer of a magistrate, closely linked to human rights cases, from the criminal to the civil forum. Magistrate Mariana Mota has dealt with some of Uruguay’s most notorious human rights cases dating back to the twelve years of military dictatorship, (1973/1985).