The Bolivian interim government announced a harsher sentence this Sunday against those who spread information about the Covid-19 pandemic that “affect public health” or “create insecurity” and seek refuge The declaration of health emergency has been enacted two months ago.
This new standard modifies the articles of two previous decrees, which the government of the self-appointed interim president Jeanine Áñez wants to prevent disinformation not only in the media, but also in the artistic field.
According to the text, “persons who disseminate information of any kind, be it in writing, in print, in artistic form and / or by some other method that endangers or affects public health and creates uncertainty among the population,” may be so. denounced for committing crimes specified in the Criminal Code “.
This partial amendment to Decrees 4199 and 4200 by text 4231 announced by Áñez on May 7 includes the novelty of being able to classify these alleged crimes in the criminal code, the Bolivian newspaper “The Duty” declared.