Body Found In Hunt For Argentine Activist
During the protest in Patagonia, Santiago Maldonado was there seen confronting the police and rights activists. His disappearance created an outcry in Argentina because some people think that it is politicized. Therefore, significant parties in Argentina decided to suspend the election campaigns after the discovery of his body.
This is problematic because congressional elections were held on Sunday, and both the opposition and governing parties decided to suspend campaigning because the body was transported for identification in Buenos Aires.
e can only assume what will happen next! A post-mortem will take place at the request of his family. At the same time, we can expect forensic experts will find out what is going on!
Silvia Avila, the prosecutor, stated that a body was discovered a few hundred meters from the place he was last seen next to a riverbed. He was clothed like the missing activist according to the AFP news agency.
However, we don’t know what his family stated because his true identity is unknown until professionals complete their work and identify the body and indicate the cause of death. According to many witnesses, Santiago Maldonado was arrested on 1 August during a demonstration for rights of Mapuche group in southern Argentina.
On the day he disappeared, the border police fought off protesters and dismantled a roadblock from North to South Argentina. However, police denied the allegations that they arrested Santiago Maldonado. Moreover, campaigners for human rights and left-wing groups called the government and stated that they were involved in the disappearance.
At the same time, Maldonado’s brother hired independent investigators, and the government offered a reward for his disappearance. Thousands of people from Argentina marched through Buenos Aires to protest his departure.
After they found the remains of the indigenous activist, Christina Fernandez, as well as the other Congress figures, suspended their campaigns. They wanted to present their perspective on the case of disappearance, and during the final weeks of campaigning, he has been overshadowed by elections and Macri coalition in chambers.
According to the opposition and right-wing groups, Santiago Maldonado has been taken by the state security force, and the government covered up all details and information of his whereabouts.
Even though there is no evidence to that statement, there are lots of people from all over Argentina who protest against this violent act. Even human right associations from across the globe declined and stated that this particular situation is caused by people who are leaders of the country.
History Of Abuse By Security Force
This problem is not something that hasn’t happened before. Argentinians are sensitive to violence by the security forces. We all remember military dictatorship during 1976-1983 that detained, killed and tortured people from all over Argentina. According to right-wing activists and groups, more than 30 thousand people disappeared in the last few years.
The Sunday’s election will change the perspective of Argentinian people, but still, this disappearance brought people together, and we don’t know what to expect next.