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PLATAFORMA POR LA LIBERACION INMEDIATA DE ESTEBAN PERALTA LOSILLA PLATFORM FOR THE INMEDIATE RELEASE OF ESTEBAN PERALTA. ΠΛΑΤΦΟΡΜΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΜΕΣΗ ΑΠΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΣΤΕΜΠΑΝ ΠΕΡΑΛΤΑ ΛΟΣΙΓΙΑ.

El Vicepresidente de la Comisión de Asuntos Exteriores del Parlamento Europeo reclama una liberación inmediata

La Comisión de Asuntos Exteriores del Parlamento Europeo ha celebrado un debate sobre las actividades del Tribunal Penal Internacional en Libia. Ante la detención de cuatro de sus enviados en Zintan, entre los que se encuentra el español Esteban Peralta, junto con el ruso Alexander Jodakov, la australiana Melinda Taylor y la intérprete libanesa Helene Assaf, el eurodiputado de Izquierda Unida ha expresado “toda la solidaridad de la Izquierda Unitaria Europea” con estos cuatro funcionarios que están “secuestrados, no detenidos, en Libia por un pretendido gobierno que no gobierna”, a la vez que ha deseado “su más pronta liberación”.

Os dejamos el enlace completo:

http://www.willymeyer.es/index.php?sec=15&l=es&id=651

El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores hace por fin una declaración pública del caso

El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, José Manuel García Margallo, ha hablado públicamente hoy por primera vez sobre la detención de Esteban Peralta. Lo hace al decimotercer día de su detención. Podéis escucharlo aquí:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12153007/Audio%20Ministro-Peralta.mp3″

El Gobierno de Aragón pide a Ashton que interceda por la pronta liberación de Esteban Peralta

Agradecemos al Gobierno de Aragón el envío de una carta a la Alta Representante de la UE para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad, Catherine Ashton, solicitando que interceda para exigir la pronta liberación de Esteban Peralta.

Enlace a la noticia en El Diario Vasco:
http://www.diariovasco.com/agencias/20120619/mas-actualidad/mundo/aragon-pide-ashton-presione-pronta_201206191441.html

Chesús Yuste le pide al Ministro de Exteriores que actúe

Chesús Yuste ha pedido al Ministro de Exteriores que actúe de forma más activa por la libertad de Estebán Peralta.

Podeis obtener más información en el siguiente enlace a su blog.

http://chesusyuste.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/interesandome-ante-el-ministro-de-exteriores-por-esteban-peralta/

Aprovechamos para agradecer a Chesús Yuste todo el interés que está mostrando en este caso.

Carr sugiere a la CPI disculparse ante Libia como forma de conseguir la liberación de sus funcionarios detenidos

Tras su entrevista con las autoridades libias el Ministro de Exteriores australiano, Bob Carr, ha sugerido como salida para la situación de detención que viven Esteban Peralta y sus compañeros que la CPI se disculpe por los errores de coordinación cometidos durante la organización de esta misión de la Corte en Libia.

Acceso al texto completo de la noticia:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-19/carr-says-lawyer-could-be-freed-if-icc-apologises/4078498

Primer comunicado del Ministerio de Exteriores español, 11 días después

11 días después de la detención ilegal de Esteban y de sus compañeros de la CPI por la milicia libia, el Ministerio de Exteriores español se ha dignado emitir su primer comunicado oficial sobre este lamentable suceso.

Para ser la primera declaración del Ministerio, echamos de menos una rotunda y contundente condena de esta detención ilegal de ciudadanos amparados por el principio de inmunidad diplomática, así como una clara exigencia de liberación inmediata.

La redacción del comunicado parece estar más dirigida al Gobierno libio que a tranquilizar a la familia de Esteban Peralta. Seguiremos esperando.

Enlace al texto íntegro del comunicado oficial:

http://www.maec.es/es/MenuPpal/Actualidad/Comunicados/Paginas/70comunicado20120618.aspx

Amnistía Internacional habilita un canal para pedir la liberación de Esteban Peralta y sus compañeros

Ayer dirigimos una queja a Amnistía Internacional porque sólo había habilitado una petición pública para exigir al Gobierno libio la liberación de Melinda Taylor, olvidando que otros tres compañeros suyos de la CPI permanecen detenidos junto a ella.

Transcribimos  a continuación el comunicado que acaba de remitirnos Amnistía Internacional:

Dear Ms. García de Novales,

Thank-you for your message and your concern in relation to the ICC staff detained in Libya.

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the detention of these individuals and has called for the immediate release of all four of them. Please see below a statement of 15 June, which specifically mentions Esteban Peralta Losilla and the other detained staff members. This statement is also available here: http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/28929/

In addition, as you noted, we have issued an appeal action for their release. Melinda Taylor is highlighted on the webpage that is hosting the action, but you may also note that the communication we are urging individuals to send to the Libyan Prime Minister focuses on all four of the detained ICC staff.

I assure you that Amnesty International continues to monitor the situation closely.

Kind regards,

Stephanie Barbour

Coordinator
Campaign for International Justice
Amnesty International
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DW
United Kingdom

Please reply to ijp@amnesty.org

Y aquí, el comunicado rectificado:
International Criminal Court staff detained in Libya must be released immediately
15 June 2012, 01:59PM

Amnesty International today called on the Libyan authorities to release immediately four International Criminal Court (ICC) staff who were detained on 7 June after visiting Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s defence counsel Melinda Taylor, interpreter Helen Assaf and two senior Registry representatives, Esteban Peralta Losilla and Alexander Khodakov had been granted permission by the Libyan authorities to visit him. This visit by his lawyer was to inform him of current proceedings in the ICC’s case against him and to take his instructions.
Since his capture in November 2011, Libya has refused to surrender Saif al-Islam to the ICC insisting that he be prosecuted in the national courts. He has reportedly been held in isolation in secret locations without access to national courts or effective access to a lawyer. Saif al-Islam has also been precluded from communicating with his family. The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber is currently considering a formal challenge by the Libyan government against the ICC’s jurisdiction over the case.
Reports indicate that the staff were detained after Melinda Taylor’s meeting with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was monitored. She and her client were searched in violation of his right to communicate freely and in confidence with his lawyer. The authorities allege that they discovered a “coded message” from Mohammed Ismail, a former member of the al-Gaddafi regime who is wanted by the Libyan authorities. They claim the message amounts to espionage or violations of Libya’s national security.
All four ICC staff members have immunity which means that they must not be arrested in the course of performing their duties. These immunities are essential for ICC staff to conduct their work without hindrance. They must therefore be released immediately.
Amnesty International considers the detentions to be an attack against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s rights and an attempt to undermine the independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which is seeking to deliver justice to Libyan victims. The detention of the delegation strongly indicates the purpose is to intimidate anyone who is seeking to protect the defendant’s rights. The four staff members have been moved to a jail in the mountain town of Zintan and are being detained on a 45 day detention order whilst the authorities carry out investigations.
If the Libyan government has concerns about the conduct of ICC staff it should follow the appropriate procedures. In particular, the ICC’s Code for Conduct for Counsel allows states to make complaints that will be considered by an independent commissioner.
Despite a joint ICC and diplomatic delegation being allowed to visit the detainees on 12 June, Amnesty International has serious concerns for their safety. Pending their release, the organisation calls on the Libyan authorities to ensure that their rights are respected. This includes allowing unrestricted consular access and ensuring that the ICC staff can communicate freely with their families and the ICC.
Throughout Libya and in Zintan thousands of suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists are currently being detained by armed militias outside the framework of the law. The vast majority have not been officially charged with any crime and have no access to lawyers. Beatings are endemic in detention centres across Libya particularly upon arrest, in the first days of detention, and during interrogations. Many detainees told Amnesty International that they signed and/or thumb-printed “confessions” under torture or duress. To the best knowledge of Amnesty International, no members of armed militias have been brought to justice for torturing, killing or otherwise abusing detainees, perpetuating a climate of impunity.
Amnesty International has repeatedly called on the National Transitional Council to address these serious human rights violations by:
Ending arbitrary detentions immediately, and ensure that arrests are only carried out by security forces authorised by law and that no one is deprived of their liberty except in accordance with procedures and on grounds prescribed by law. All laws in this regard should comply with Libya’s obligations under international law.
Ensuring that all those detained are given an opportunity to challenge the lawfulness of their detention before a court or are released.
Ordering the closure of all unofficial places of detention and place all detention facilities under the oversight of the General Prosecution and the Ministry of Justice, with provision for independent monitoring.
Notifying detainees’ families of where they are detained and ensure that all those detained have access to families and lawyers.
Ensuring that prompt investigations are conducted into all alleged or suspected cases of torture and other ill-treatment, and deaths in custody. Investigations should be impartial and independent, and conducted by individuals with expertise in investigating such cases; if necessary, international assistance should be sought.
Ensuring that “confessions” extracted under torture or duress are not used as evidence in trial proceedings.
Where there is credible evidence charges should be brought against the detainee and the detainee should be afforded all due process and fair trial protections.
Where there is no credible evidence, the detainee should be released.

Enlace al comunicado oficial:

http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/28929

El Secretario General del Consejo de la Abogacía Europea escribe sobre Esteban Peralta

Jonathan Goldsmith, Secretario General del Consejo de la Abogacía Europea, organización que representa a un millón de abogados de toda Europa, escribe sobre la detención de Esteban Peralta en Libia, en una interesante reflexión sobre la naturaleza de las relaciones entre un abogado y su representado y el concepto de inmunidad diplomática.

Goldsmith conoce bien tanto a Esteban como a su esposa Maria Galanopoulou, con quien también ha tenido relación profesional.

Acceso al artículo completo: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/blogs/blogs/euro-blog/detainees-rights-now-it-personal

 

 

El Ministro de Exteriores australiano viaja a Libia a interceder por Melinda Taylor, mientras su homólogo español ni viaja, ni se le espera

El Ministro de Exteriores australiano, Bob Carr, acaba de anunciar que viaja a Libia a interceder directamente por la liberación de Melinda Taylor, abogada australiana detenida el pasado 7 de junio por la milicia libia, junto a Esteban Peralta y otros dos compañeros de la Corte Penal Internacional.

Aplaudimos este gesto del Ministro australiano, mientras seguimos preguntándonos dónde está y a qué se dedica su compañero de tareas, el Ministro de Exteriores español.

Link a la noticia en The Cranberra Times: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/political-news/carr-travels-to-libya-to-argue-for-release-of-australian-lawyer-20120618-20jr8.html#ixzz1y8Dbs1GK