An IACHR investigative group concludes that there were massacres in Bolivia in 2019

An IACHR investigative group concludes that there were massacres in Bolivia in 2019
Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales walk away from the coffins of people who said they were killed during clashes with security forces in Sencata in 2019 (Image: Reuters)

research group of The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) revealed, Tuesday, that during the social unrest at the end of 2019 in Bolivia, massacres of military and police forces against civilians were recorded.including “summary executions”.

The IACHR’s Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), which investigated these incidents, released its report to the President in La Paz. Louis Ars.

GIEI member Patricia Tabata said,At least 37 people were killed in different parts of the country and hundreds were seriously injured, both physical and psychological.“.

The investigation has ranged since the end of the left-wing government Evo Morales Until the beginning of her successor, the right-wing senator Janine Anez.

During the tenure of the interim president, two serious events were recorded: November 15 in the town of tearnear the city Cochabamba (In the middle), after four days at the gas station in free, in a city the longLa Paz neighbour.

In Sacaba they signed up 11 dead And in another sancata Number same. Tappatá said that GIEI “feel free” to qualify these events”like carnage“.

In Sacaba, an area with a strong influence for coca growers, loyal allies of Morales, the research group had the support of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF), which allowed us to “conclude” that Some of the deaths resulted from “summary executions”..

Former interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez (Photo: EFE)
Former interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez (Photo: EFE)

President Ars, having learned of the report issued at a public event in the city of La Paz, Announced compensation for the victims.

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In addition, the report said It “clearly describes gross violations of human rights, massacres and extrajudicial executions.” What happened in our country during the coup “against his political mentor Morales.

He announced that his government would promote a claim of responsibilities or privilege against Oníz and his government.

The former president has been imprisoned on a preventive basis since last MarchWhile the Attorney General’s office is investigating what happened during his government’s tenure from November 2019 to November 2020.

Bolivia entered a severe crisis in 2019, after the October elections of that year. Election results in favor of Morales, He has been in power since 2006 with the intention of extending his term until 2025.

However, The opposition and international organizations accused him of fraud and protests spread across the country. The police and army withdrew the support of Morales, who resigned and went into exile to Mexico.

(With information from AFP)

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