The Minister of Justice and Institutional Transparency Iván Lima said yesterday that the government of President Luis Arce is following the recommendations of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) on the events between September and December 2019 as soon as possible.
“In short, it seems to me that we are strictly following the recommendations of the GIEI as soon as possible,” he said.
Lima stated that one of the recommendations of this international report is to conduct a full investigation, and not fragment it, so that justice can reach all victims of these events that marked the country’s history in 2019.
“We will undertake a comprehensive reform of all elements: the judiciary, the police and the armed forces, with the aim, that is the common sense of the state, to do justice to the deaths of these 38 Bolivians,” he said.
Lima added that Attorney General Juan Lanchipa will have to refer the case to the Supreme Court (TSJ) in the next few hours, and it is expected that the Supreme Court will be able to “quickly” consider and refer the case to the Plurinational Legislature Assembly.
“This is a document to regain memory, truth and justice for the dead and all Bolivians who have suffered,” he noted.
He also reiterated that the government’s position would focus on making the commemoration of all deceased Bolivians a reason of state and that this report should not be tainted with political aspects.