Author Archives: Arcelio Hernández

Jailed lawyer says he seeks action to end human rights abuses

People who are given preventive detention in Costa Rica enter into a sort of “twilight zone” where they are set apart from society in more ways than one. The penitentiary system is working outside the law, severe human rights violations … Continue reading

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Jailed lawyer says he is in the county’s best, drug-free facility

I had always heard that in Costa Rica anyone can end up in jail if a prosecutor wants you there. When in my case the Fiscalia de San Joaquin de Flores denied me access to the case file, I made … Continue reading

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