The chairman of the Civic Community’s Bank of Representatives (CC), Carlos Alarcón, claimed on Friday that the legal form of the amnesty was not linked to administrative conditions and questioned Minister Lima’s testimony about the presumed limitation of this measure.
“The amnesty is a constitutional norm that is not linked to any administrative or judicial process. It is a figure that has a clear context and application in the Constitution and that does not depend on an inferior process of an administrative or judicial nature, ”Alarcón said, according to a press release from the CC.
Read the position of Justice Minister Iván Lima here.
Justice Minister Iván Lima said this Friday that the amnesty granted to former President Carlos Mesa had a period of 365 days and that he would have to face the Quiborax trial if he did not accept.
In this context, Alarcón pointed out that the Justice Minister’s statements distort the figure of the amnesty and show that Lima is trying to justify what the legislators of the previous government of the Socialism Movement (MAS) did to “rub the elbow”. what they have written by hand “.
“More than 2/3 of the MAS legislators at the previous meeting approved the amnesty ordered by former President Evo Morales,” recalled the chairman of the CC-Bank.
Another of the underlying problems of the amnesty, Alarcón said, is that the former president led Evo Morales to believe that he was favoring Carlos Mesa, but “in reality they were trying to cover up the crimes committed by various officials in his government” .
Eventually, Alarcón claimed that the Quiborax company raised $ 42.6 million in an international arbitration forged against Bolivia “because the Evo Morales government coexisted with the lawyers of the opposing party who worked in the Attorney General’s office, classified information on the defense of the Bolivian State in this arbitration.