The delegations of the Permanent Human Rights Assemblies of La Paz, Oruro and Tarija and the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Conade) refused to create a parallel government-related directory.
The Vice-President for Human Rights of La Paz, Wilfredo Pomar, in contact with the ANF agency, explained that this congress was held without the authorization of the President of this instance, Amparo Carvajal, and that it was convened by people identified with the ruling party.
“We know this call is a way for the government to take over the answering institutions. In addition, it should be noted that this meeting was held without the approval of the national bureau and that the assembly facilities were not used, ”he said.
A meeting of human rights defenders related to MAS was held on Friday at the facilities of the Federation of Miners in La Paz. Édgar Salazar was elected President of the parallel organization.
Likewise, from the representation of Tarija, they questioned these actions, which have personal and partisan interests of the government.
“The department of Tarija expresses our strong opposition to the attempt to co-opt the Apdhb, apparently on the basis of personal interests with a party political background. This is one of several attempts and attacks on the only objective, impartial and independent human rights defender.” Organization in Bolivia, “the statement said.
The Oruro delegation also expressed discomfort and regretted that some representatives had taken these measures.
“The Oruro Permanent Assembly of Human Rights (APDHO) resolutely rejects this apocryphal congress, which is to be installed in the city of La Paz,” said part of the statement.
The representative of the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Conade) Manuel Morales pointed out that this new directive is not supported by the organizations in the country and is also not part of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
“This new directory is not endorsed by social organizations or living institutions in the country. In addition, it must be taken into account that the Permanent Assembly is affiliated with the International Federation for Human Rights and, through the Political Constitution, the state “,
Meanwhile, the parallel directive threatened to expel Amparo Carvajal and occupy the Permanent Assembly building, an announcement made by the parallel entity’s secretary for international relations, Alfredo Chavez Parra.
“Most of the members of the new board are lawyers, so we’re going to exhaust the administrative process and if it doesn’t work we have the judicial process,” he said.