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July 22, 2020.

In a habeas corpus action filed by the Prison Ombudsman's National Office, the National Chamber of Criminal and Correctional Appeals - Room 6- ordered the immediate transfer of the detainees infected with COVID-19 who are in the prison wardens and police stations of CABA, after carrying out a medical examination, to Unit 21 or to the SPF complexes that have places to relocate them.

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July 21, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the need for governments in the Americas to take initiatives against prison overcrowding, given the high risks of a deadly outbreak in places of detention where social distancing and other sanitary measures are difficult to implement. In this context, some governments have taken alternative measures to imprisonment such as house arrest— which is a court order for the arrest of the person at his place of residence — to reduce overcrowding.

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July 20, 2020.

Members of the PPN met with officials of the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Uruguay within the framework of the publication "Guarantees in the first moments of detention in Uruguayan police units."

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July 17, 2020.

Every July 18, the International Day of Nelson Mandela is celebrated in order to pay tribute to the leader on the day of his birth. Anti-apartheid activist, politician and lawyer, was President of South Africa after being detained for 27 years.

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July 17, 2020.

Members of the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office and the organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF for its acronym in French) held two virtual meetings during the month of July to discuss the necessary prevention measures in places of detention in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 14, 2020.

The PPN accompanied as an amicus curiae a request for house arrest presented by the technical defense due to the serious health situation facing Ms. R.P.B. at the Ezeiza Federal Prison Complex IV.

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July 03, 2020.

On June 24, PPN officials made a routine visit to the Devoto prison with the aim of surveying the hygiene conditions, the state of food and the storage tanks that the penal unit has.

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June 30, 2020.

On Tuesday the 30th the virtual presentation of the Annual Report on the human rights situation in the country's federal prisons was held. It was in charge of the Prison Ombudsman Francisco Mugnolo, the Acting Deputy Ombudsman Ariel Cejas Meliare and the directors Marta Monclús and Andrea Triolo.

June 26, 2020.

The Department of Investigations of the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office made a report based on calculations of income and expenses in the SPF with the objective of providing an evaluation of the prison situation in the context of the pandemic.

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June 24, 2020.

On June 12, the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office participated in a new regional meeting of National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Torture, organized by the South American Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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June 23, 2020.

Tuesday, June 30 is the date chosen for the presentation of the Annual Report, the PPN publication on the situation of human rights in Argentina's federal prisons. It will be carried out virtually, for the first time, in order to respect social, preventive and compulsory isolation.

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June 16, 2020.

Over the last month, a series of virtual meetings were held between members of the PPN and referents of the Wikimedia Foundation in Argentina. The objective was to learn about the different projects of the Foundation and establish collaborative ties between both institutions.

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