Argentina's Supreme Court of Justice has denied activist and Indigenous Mapuche leader Milagro Sala’s appeal to review her case and the almost four-year sentence Tuesday.
In her complaint, Sala requested the court review her case and the sentence issued by the Chamber IV of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation due to the recent scandal surrounding Governor Morales from his time as state senator.
Ministers Carlos Rosenkrantz, Elena Highton de Nolasco, Juan Carlos Maqueda, Ricardo Lorenzetti and Horacio Rosatti, dismissed her claim, saying the final sentence did not directly relate or affect the final judgment.
Moving between prison and house arrest for the past three years, Sala has faced charges of aggravated assault and co-authoring the murder of Community Leader Alberto Cardozo, among a host of other crimes such as fraud, extortion, and illicit association.
Sala is a renowned activist, who is considered to be President Mauricio Macri's first political prisoner. She created the Tupac Amaru Organization, which provides housing and other services to informal workers and working-class sectors.
She served as an Argentine legislator between 2013 and 2015 and was later elected to Mercosur’s parliament, prior to her arrest in 2016 for allegedly instigating violence against the state.