Argentine humanitarian leader Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (90 years old), 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner, was discharged after being hospitalized in the city of Mar del Plata (south) for an ischemic stroke, the family reported on social networks.
“Adolfo has already been discharged and is on his way to Buenos Aires to continue his recovery, “the family wrote late Tuesday.
Human rights defender, architect, sculptor and founder of the Service of Peace and Justice (SERPAJ), Pérez Esquivel had been admitted on Saturday to a sanatorium in the popular Mar del Plata resort.
The doctors who treated him had reported that he was “having an ischemic stroke”, but then he became “clinically stable, lucid and with a very good evolution of his picture.”
An ischemic-type accident is caused by a momentary blockage of blood flow to the brain. Treated in time prevents a more serious stroke.
Pérez Esquivel was one of the leaders of the movement in defense of democracy and human rights in the times when the dictatorship (1976-1983) applied a systematic plan of extermination and disappearance of opponents, a case for which more than a thousand soldiers and policemen have been convicted in Argentina.
His militancy cost him to be the victim of torture and imprisonment. At a time when he was under a probation regime, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced its award, an award that infuriated the dictatorship.
Of strong Christian religious convictions, he said upon receiving the Nobel that “institutionalized violence, misery and oppression enshrine a social order that benefits a few: the rich who are getting richer at the expense of the poor who are getting poorer “.
The son of a Spanish immigrant from Galicia and a mother of indigenous Guaraní origin, he is an admirer of humanitarian leaders of the 20th century like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King.
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