The term PERSEGUIDO can mean many things in Argentina. It can be used as a term in justice. Example: The murderer is being PERSEGUIDO by the federal police.
How did the following special meaning of perseguido develop in Argentina?
No seas perseguido.
We use this expression when a person interrupts a conversation, making it about him or her. In this context, "No seas perseguido/perseguida" means Do not think we're talking about you when it's not like that or This isn't about you / It isn't about you.