Conade, CC and Creemos warn that the 2019 deaths could go unpunished and politicized

In a joint statement, the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Conade) and the opposition civic community and creemos warned that the deaths of Senkata, El Alto, and Sacaba, Cochabamba, could go with impunity and “politicized” if the amnesty and pardon were granted Government and the electoral fraud suspension will not be annulled.

The position was submitted after hearing the report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) which found that there had been “serious human rights violations” between September and December 2019.

“It is deduced from the report that investigations in Bolivia into human rights violations, particularly with regard to all deaths that have occurred through direct action by the state security forces or individuals, go unpunished and could be politicized by the selective prosecutor’s office and judicial system if the discriminatory amnesty and pardon of President Arce Catacora and the arbitrary dismissal of the electoral fraud announced by the Attorney General will not be annulled, ”says point three of the document.

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Both Conade and the opposition political forces point out that there is “evidence” that there were “serious human rights violations in different parts of the country” between September and December 2019, with deaths and injuries and the destruction of public and private property.

They believed that the report confirmed that the causes of the 2019 crisis were due to the “deinstitutionalization of the state” and the “acute polarization caused by the actions of Evo Morales” and his collaborators in order to gain power remain, were due.

They also suggested that prosecutors and judges should be changed to conduct investigations against those responsible for the acts of violence.

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According to the GIEI report, “excessive use of force” occurred in Senkata and Sacaba during combined police and military operations. At least 38 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

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