On March 2nd 2001 and in October 2000 Carlos Varela, Alejandro Acosta and Diego Lavado were subjected to a number of forms of threat and intimidation; their offices have been broken into twice and defamatory statements made about them in the media. All of these acts have occurred since the lawyers began to represent the families of three young men: two who ‘disappeared’ after going to meet with the police and one who was killed after being left in the care of the police during a school trip. [AI Index AMR 13/005/2001]


A letter was sent to the Minister of Justice for the Province of Mendoza with copies to the Argentine Ambassador to Canada, the Federation of Argentine Lawyers, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights for Argentina, and the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales.