Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (born November 26, 1931) is an Argentine activist, community organizer, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his criticism of the Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983).[1] He was detained, tortured, and held without trial for 14 months; during that period he also received, among other distinctions, the Pope John XXIII Peace Memorial.[1]

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in 2003
Born (1931-11-26) November 26, 1931 (age 88)
Alma materNational University of La Plata
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Adofo Pérez Esquivel". Nobel Prize Committee.

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