The La Paz prosecutor officially charged former President Evo Morales with terrorism and requested preventive detention for participating in protests by related movements after he left power after the police and army withdrew his support. Morales assures that the recording that supports the case is an montage.
“The decision to formally prosecute Juan Evo Morales Ayma was made for terrorist crimes and terrorist financing (…). We have applied for the preventive detention of that person in the appropriate prison,” said La Paz Prosecutor General Marco Antonio Cossío, according to information the Bolivian news agency ABI.
The process is based on a video released by Government Minister (Home Secretary) Arturo Murillo in November 2019 that shows coca-making leader Faustino Yucra in conversation with Morales, who was in Mexico at the time. Morales urged Yucra to “surround the cities” and to food them as part of protests by Morales-related organizations after he left power after being accused of fraud in the October 2019 elections allow.
“Brother, don’t let any food into the cities. We’ll block, I’m really fencing.” “Now they’re driving me out of Bolivia and there’s a blockade until I win, brother,” Morales said, according to the prosecutor.