MAS calls for Añez's trial to be approved unconditionally;  Opposition calls for judicial reform and inclusion of Evo first

To bring Jeanine Añez to justice to determine who is responsible for the Senkata and Sacaba cases, opposition votes are required in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP), and parliamentarians are already outlining the positions they will take in this regard. While they are demanding that the MAS grant the permit unconditionally, the opposition is already proposing to go to justice first, to reject the story of the “coup” and to include Evo Morales in a trial.

Attorney Wilfredo Chávez has already stated that the trial against Añez must be approved unconditionally and this position is shared by several MAS legislators.

“Life cannot be conditioned, deaths have a first and last name as it is not possible to act on the basis of the conditions,” said Senator Leonardo Loza, who also pointed out that those who are against life will oppose the charges.

“What judgments and responsibilities have conditions? There can be no conditions to enable what now corresponds to the opening of the trials,” asked the supranational parliamentarian Adolfo Mendoza.

Currently, the Movement for Socialism has a majority in the assembly, but as a rule the power to judge responsibilities requires two-thirds of the parliamentarians, ie the opposition has a right of veto.

MAS MP Bertha Acarapi said that if the opposition, as she claims, is with the people, it must support the accountability assessment. He pointed out that an agreement should be sought, but conditioning cannot be used in cases like Senkata and Sacaba.

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Senator Luis Adolfo Flores recalled that the opposition had previously announced that it would support trials for crimes against humanity and oppose the “coup”. He called for serious action and this position should not be deleted.

Last June, the chairman of the Citizen Community (CC), Carlos Mesa, did not want to support liability suits due to a “nonexistent coup”.

The superstate of the MAS, Adolfo Mendoza, viewed Mesa’s proposal as a blackmailer, while Senator Loza described him as a “failed politician” trying to save his image.

CC MPs upheld Mesa’s position, stating that the judicial system should be reformed and Evo Morales should be included as a defendant to endorse a liability sentence.

“The judiciary needs to be renewed and from that point on there may be a test of responsibility to any former president, including Evo Morales himself and Jeanine Añez herself, but in principle we are asking for the judiciary to be renewed, like him Advice and request from the GIEI, “said MEP Alberto Astorga.

If the judgment of jurisdiction is approved by the Assembly, the dispute must be developed before the plenary session of the Supreme Court.

The CC’s deputy, Miguel Roca, recalled that the GIE report highlighted human rights violations in the governments of Evo Morales and Jeanine Añez. In this regard, he said that the first step in prosecuting those responsible is to reform the judicial system and agree to put appropriate people at the head of the judiciary.

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Roca claimed that an indictment in the current justice system would be “lynching”.

MAS Senator Luis Adolfo Flores pointed out that the judiciary should be reformulated, but that this would take several years, so the change of judge should not be a condition for the approval of the liability proceedings.

On behalf of Creemos, deputy bank chief Erwin Bazán said Evo Morales should be included in the human rights violations proceedings.

“We are completely open to discussing it (approving an accountability test), but under a criterion of balance and equanimity, including, for example, Evo Morales,” said Bazán, who questioned the MAS “vengeful” justice on the issue want to apply.

He also suggested that one scenario in the pursuit of a fair trial could be to bring the case to the International Criminal Court.

Justice Minister Iván Lima has already expected that the government will not enter into a “pact of silence” or exchange judgments of responsibility. He pointed out that in order to condemn Añez, the opposition must not be complicit in the impunity.


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