23 former heads of state and government called on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to take precautionary measures against former president of the transitional government, Jeanine ñez, after trying to damage her physical integrity this weekend.
This Monday, former heads of state and government who are part of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and America (IDEA) issued a statement on the state of health of the former president who has been arrested and the alleged crimes such as sedition, terrorism and conspiracy.
“The former leaders who are signing this present call on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its Executive Secretariat Tania Reneum Panszi to take precautionary measures, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to exercise their powers swiftly and effectively to ensure the rights the freedom, life and personal integrity of the former Bolivian leader will be safeguarded, ”the document reads.
They point out that if the lack of humanitarian treatment expressed in their case is not corrected, “it will enable the Bolivian state and its government to be internationally responsible for the life and personal integrity of the ex-president” because they are deprived of liberty and subject to his authority.
They also state that regardless of the reasons for his arrest, the former authority was in charge of a transitional government accepted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union,
They expressed “great concern” about statements made by the Bolivian government minister, Eduardo del Castillo, who said the former president “tried to harm himself in the early hours of the morning … but it has small scratches”. on one of her arms “.
They stated that according to the peaceful doctrine of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, “no one may be arrested or imprisoned for reasons or methods that – even considered legal – can be considered incompatible with respect for the basic human rights of the individual .
They claim that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has indicated that the state has a special guarantee in relation to persons deprived of their liberty, as the law enforcement agencies exercise strong control or dominance over those in their custody. In this context, the state can regulate their rights and duties and, based on the circumstances of detention, if the inmate is prevented from satisfying a number of basic needs that are necessary for a decent life.
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