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Bolivian prosecutors condemn the armed forces unwillingness to provide information on conflict deaths in 2019

October 1, 2020

Bolivian prosecutors denounced this Wednesday that the armed forces were unwilling to provide information on the post-2019 election operations and refused to comply with a court ruling on the grounds that it was a “military secret”.

Bolivian Attorney General Juan Lanchipa has regretted the military’s resignation to cooperate in an investigation aimed at determining accountability for the acts of violence and death following alleged electoral fraud and the resignation of then-President Evo Morales.

“The Commission of Prosecutors investigating the Senkata case asked the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to send us the plan of operations that was carried out in Senkata, Sacaba, Yapacaní and other countries in October and November 2019. People died as a result of a gun projectile “We are still waiting for this plan by the armed forces,” Lanchipa said in a statement in the Bolivian newspaper La Razón.

Bolivian prosecutors condemn the armed forces unwillingness to provide information on conflict deaths in 2019
Bolivian prosecutors condemn the armed forces unwillingness to provide information on conflict deaths in 2019

The armed forces defend that it is a “military secret”, which Lanchipa recalled that “a judge ordered the revocation of the military secret and the removal of the document” after taking a “reluctant” attitude from the commanders in chief.

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