January 24, 2023, 5:10 PM
January 24, 2023, 5:10 PM
The International Non-Governmental Organizations Canadian Human Rights International Organization “Chrio” and the Collective Human Rights Defenders Laura Acosta International “Cohuridela” based in Canada, expressed their concern about the increase in cases of violations of Human Rights in Bolivia. That is why they expressed their support for the National Cabildo that will take place this Wednesday, January 25.
According to the document published by these institutions, it indicates that “The results of our monitoring drew attention and we focused again on Bolivia (South America), where since the end of 2019, we have been observers of an accelerated increase in cases of violation of Human Rights such as freedom and equal rightspersonal security, subjection to torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, lack of protection of the law, lack of impartiality in judicial decisions, increase in arbitrary detentions, limitation of freedom of thought, opinion and expression and lack of respect to democracy, by the Bolivian government”.
It also indicates “there is systematic political persecution of ex-authorities and their collaborators in the government of former President Jeanine Añez and also of all the leaders and elected authorities who are opponents of the regime of the political party of government of the MAS, there has been an excessive use of violence against journalists from the press during the performance of their work when they covered the different events and citizen protest marches, which demanded respect for their human rights and there were also attacks against human rights defenders; We believe that the main instrument of political persecution is justice, with complaints and the beginning of lengthy processes, operating through its repressive agencies such as the national police, Bolivian intelligence and groups related to the government”.
It adds that “our opinion is based on the different records from reliable and official sources that expose the contexts of human rights violations, for which we wish to make public our institutional support to the entire community that will participate in the “Cabildo por la Libertad” that will take place at the national level in Bolivia and it would also have international support to take place on Wednesday, January 25 and tell them that “they are not alone” and as defenders of Human Rights we will monitor their different acts of defense to be vigilant and as faithful vigilantes, verify that their rights are not violated humans”.
and concludes by stating that “We will assist in defense, protection, complaints and other actions before the different organizations and national and international institutions related to respect for the human rights of Bolivians and all persons residing in their territory”.