MAS already violated rights with a generic norm before the Anti-Legitimation Act

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) seeks to consolidate political persecution and violations of constitutional guarantees by approving the bill against the legitimation of illicit profits, the financing of terrorism, and the proliferation of mass or unconventional weapons of destruction whenever that harassment process began with the passing of Law 1386 on the National Strategy for Combating the Legitimation of Illegal Profits.

Senator Rodrigo Paz of the Civic Community (CC) recalled that he was made aware in July of the compulsory normative structure promoted by the MAS in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP), such as Bill 108, now Act 1386 .

It has already been said that this first standard “gives the FIU the power to have access to communications, bank accounts, information about real rights and to anything that a natural or legal person may in violation of his constitutional rights without any kind of requirement of a judge or the judiciary or someone who authorizes and approves this investigation.

Although Act 1386 contains seven articles and three provisions, it has a broad appendix in which it sets out the development of specific rules to combat these crimes, taking into account “the prosecution of the assets of criminal organizations” as a central factor in action is “the extent to identify informal activities and their frequency of the risks of legitimizing illegal profits and the financing of terrorism ”.

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This first document also stipulates that the FIU will initiate ex officio investigations without the need for a suspicious transaction report (STR).

On the other hand, in the context of the strategic objectives, it refers to “strengthening the institutional capacity of the state to manage and dispose of seized, seized, confiscated or extinguished assets”.

In this context, it proposes the drafting of a bill to reform the system of administration and disposal of seized, seized, confiscated or extinguished assets.

The document also asks the Constitutional Court about wiretapping, in addition to the mandatory subjects.

“This law of 1386 is a preamble to this (other) law that is to be entered as the applicable and executed formula. It indicates how it will be fought, what it will do, and it is up to the execution of this law, be it the one implementing the policy of restricting many rights, “said constitutional attorney Williams Bascopé Laruta.

He cited Article 31 of the bill at issue as an example when he indicated that “the Ministry of Public Affairs has the power to search a residence, enforce money withheld, seize, confiscate and take other beneficial measures”. simple criteria and administrative procedures. “

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He added that this project cannot come out like this because it is against the Constitution and the recommendations of international organizations do not claim to be in violation of the Constitution.

Socialization does not live up to expectations

Yesterday, the Senate’s Constitutional Commission began socializing the Anti-Legitimation Act in front of social and civil society organizations, Protestant churches, business people and sectors of micro-entrepreneurs, among others.

The representative of the Evangelical Churches of Bolivia, Luis Aruquipa, questioned this process because, although the observations on the project were submitted, those close to the ruling party did not take into account the underlying question of constitutional violations.

“Senators Velasco and Ajpi even gave up on socialization, and even a MAS MP began to question the observations, suggesting that the sectors of the coup are the ones against the Pititas. We reject this rule and will mobilize, ”he said.


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