Politics 25-08-2020

UN report denounces human rights violations after coup in Bolivia

Documented human rights violations include assassinations, torture, mistreatment, and arbitrary detentions under the Áñez regime.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on Tuesday in which it prosecutes the violations in this area that occurred in Bolivia, after almost ten months and thousands of complaints from social organizations after the coup against Evo Morales.

The UN entity published its report on the Human Rights violations committed between October 20 and November 25, 2019, just as the de facto government faces the last period prior to the next elections.

The publication comes almost ten months after the events that it collects and uses the language of "the recommendations" towards the de facto regime installed after the coup d'état, chaired by Jeanine Áñez.

Since November 2019, personnel from the Human Rights Office in Bolivia have been deployed to gather first-hand information, and compiled more than 150 interviews with victims, witnesses, representatives of civil society, and authorities.

Documented human rights violations include assassinations, torture, mistreatment and arbitrary detentions, in a context in which around 30 people died during protests between October 20 and November 25, and at least 20 in These deaths occurred during operations by the Police and the Armed Forces.

Among the most serious incidents are the murder of nine people during the demonstrations in Sacaba (Cochabamba) and of 10 protesters in Senkata (El Alto-La Paz), over which the UN lamented the impunity of their perpetrators.


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