The IACHR admits to the three deaths in La Calancha.  to investigate

After six years, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR), based in Washington, decided to open the lawsuit against the Bolivian state because of the Clashes that took place in La Calancha in November 2007, in which three university students were killed.

According to the admissibility report that Erbol accessed, it was approved by the agency on August 8 of this year. Horacio Poppe and Erik Fajardo are the petitioners who promoted the process in September 2015.

In the document, this petition was declared “admissible”, which means that They will investigate the deaths of college students Gonzalo Durán, José Luis Cardozo and Juan Carlos Serrudo.

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However, it was also decided to underline “inadmissible” in relation to the cases of David Soliz Soria and Juan Carlos Saavedra, who were injured in those days of violence between November 24th and 25th, 2007.

The events of La Calancha occurred when the The Board of the Constituent Assembly has decided to move its sessions to the Mariscal Theater to Lieutenant Edmundo Andrade Military High School, about 3 miles from Sucre, to approve the new political constitution of the state on a large scale.

The residents of Sucre mobilized towards the military compound to demand that the demand for the city’s full capital be included in the new constitutional text. Nevertheless, the members of the assembly decided to exclude the subject, position that it generated popular protest. In the midst of these arguments, three university students died.

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