HRW accuses the Bolivian government of using the judiciary to prosecute Evo Morales

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has assured that the interim government of Bolivia, headed by President Jeanine Áñez, is abusing the judicial system to persecute people linked to former President Evo Morales who the NGOs also believe will be prosecuted . They show a political background.

This emerges from the report, Justice as a Weapon: Political Persecution in Bolivia, in which HRW reports unfounded or disproportionate charges against allies of Morales, restrictions on freedom of expression and arbitrary use of preventive detention.

With this in mind, it is assured that Áñez’s government has pressured prosecutors and judges to achieve their goals in a favorable manner, which has led to investigations of more than a hundred people for alleged crimes of sedition or terrorism during these months.

HRW accuses the Bolivian government of using the judiciary to prosecute Evo Morales
HRW accuses the Bolivian government of using the judiciary to prosecute Evo Morales

Morales himself, who lives in Argentina, has been charged with terrorism and terrorist financing. Two crimes are punishable by up to 20 years in prison each. The charges are based on a phone call made days after his resignation, allegedly calling for the roadblock to “put the dictatorship in an uphill battle”.

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