Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in stable condition after decompensation

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-01-02 22:22:35


​​Argentinean activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel has defended the thesis that "human rights and democracy are indivisible values". ​

Buenos Aires, January 3 (RHC)-- Nobel Peace Prize winner Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel, who suffered a decompensation this Sunday and was hospitalized in the city of Mar del Plata, is stable, according to the medical report.

According to the Peace and Justice Service (SERPAJ), upon taking the Argentinean activist and artist's blood pressure, measuring glucose and providing him with medication he was reported as stable, and will be under observation for 24 hours.

"The CT scan came out well, the doctors ruled out a cerebrovascular accident (CVA)," the organization indicated and added that "in any case, an MRI scan will be performed" to rule out any danger to his life.  As a precaution, he will remain under observation for 24 hours with complementary analyses to check his evolution. We will let you know any news.

Several local media had affirmed that the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner had suffered this neurological affectation, however that information was discarded after medical studies.    The Argentinean activist's Twitter account posted a message stating that "Adolfo is in good spirits, he was walking and had lunch.  The studies carried out so far gave good results."

In an interview published on December 27 on the official site of the Argentine government Adolfo Pérez Esquivel reflected on the construction of democratic processes and human rights for which he still advocates.   "We have to build a participatory democracy.  Human rights and democracy are indivisible values.  If human rights are violated, democracies weaken and cease to be democracies," he said.

He also recognized the importance of human rights organizations and agencies.  "Many human rights organizations in Argentina arose through the pain caused by the disappearance of people and torture. They have as their objective the recovery of the appropriated children, and the trial and punishment of those responsible," said Pérez Esquivel.

"We, from SERPAJ, have a broader view, which is the right of peoples to sovereignty, to development, to the environment," remarked the Argentine artist.


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