Juan Carlos Terán, defender of Milena Soto and Jaime Maldonado, denounced irregularities in the trial of the two members of the Cochala Juvenile Resistance (RJC) arrested yesterday and others this Saturday.
“The commission of criminal acts is diverse, although none of them have conclusive arguments. They speak of criminal association, imprisonment, serious or minor injuries, crimes against health, preventing or hindering the performance of functions, trafficking and possession of explosives, among other things. This persecution that we are calling is a blatant violation of rights, ”he said.
He pointed out that both detainees made their informative statements yesterday and the precautionary hearing is scheduled for this afternoon. However, he added: “We have no prior subpoena, we have not been notified of the complaint, it is an infringing act.”
He stated that from October 2019 to July 2020, five criminal proceedings were unified. “It is a set of facts that have been reported in half-truth,” he said.
For his part, the Deputy Minister of the Interior, Nelson Cox, pointed out that the trial of the two members was outside the trial that had begun in Sucre.
“The trial is denounced (in May 2020) by former MP Juana Quispe, who identified many members of the Cochala Youth Resistance in the commission of various crimes on different events. Based on the warrant being carried out, ”he said. He said there were several people identified and “this process is ongoing”.
Soto and Maldonado were referred to the Crime Fighting Force (Felcc). Relatives, friends and members of Conade set up a vigil to assist the defendants.