Impunity - Argentina

WHEREAS even though the Argentine government has compensated Alicia María Isabel Prestigiacomo, aka Marisa Presti, the widow of journalist Rodolfo Jorge Fernández Pondal, for his physical disappearance on August 5, 1977 in the city of Buenos Aires WHEREAS twenty-seven years after this incident, which has been registered through the so-called National Reorganization Process, all evidence suggests that the disappearance of Fernández Pondal, the assistant editor of the Buenos Aires newsweekly Ultima Clave, was due to his work as a journalist WHEREAS Article 4 of the Declaration of Chapultepec states that “freedom of expression and of the press are severely limited by murder, terrorism, kidnapping, pressure, intimidation, the unjust imprisonment of journalists, the destruction of facilities, violence of any kind and impunity for perpetrators” THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SIP RESOLVES to urge the government of the Argentine Republic and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), to investigate the complaints filed by the victim’s family, in order for a timely and complete account of what happened to Fernández Pondal to be provided.