A court in Argentina issued an order this Friday morning to release the social leader Milagro Sala, who has been in prison since 2016 for the so-called "Megacause" that the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, and the judge who He was in charge of the case and his ally, Isidoro Cruz.
According to the order of the Economic Criminal Court of the province of Jujuy (northwest), the leaders Gladys Díaz and Mirta Aizama will also be released.
Sala, who has reiterated that he is a victim of political persecution, was notified in the early hours of the afternoon that he will be released. The criminal proceedings instituted against him investigated the alleged diversion of public funds for the construction of houses.
This afternoon the social leader Milagro Sala was notified of the end of her preventive detention in the so-called "Megacause."
23 people are involved in this process, but only these three women, members of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood movement, had a preventive detention order, which was considered an arbitrary act by Morales and Cruz, the latter ultimately declared incompetent and separated. of the cause.
Will still remain in prison
Despite this decision, Sala will remain deprived of her liberty and waiting for the Supreme Court of Justice to resolve the extraordinary appeal presented by her defense in another case, known as "Pibes Villeros."
Due to her current status, the social leader must provide "sworn surety, remain at the disposal of the Economic Criminal Court and Crimes against Public Administration and attend all the summons issued to her," said the Economic Criminal Court.
Sala was detained in January 2016 on charges of alleged incitement to violence and tumult for leading a protest in Jujuy province against the changes imposed by Governor Morales in the cooperative system and program.
In December 2017, she was transferred to a home to continue to comply with the judicial provision. During these years his health broke down and he even attempted against his life. "I have been in prison for four years and ten months. I have no final sentence and I am still in detention, "she declared days ago.