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Bolivia reaffirms that it will not accept a pact of silence on the coup

Bolivia reaffirms that it will not accept a pact of silence on the coup

President Luis Ars noted that the report confirmed the gross violations of human rights during the de facto government.

The final report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) on repression during the coup in Bolivia confirmed the human rights abuse by the coup plotters, for which those responsible must be brought to justice, current government officials said Wednesday. .

In the context of reactions to the presentation of the investigative team’s document, the Minister of the Presidency, Maria Nella Prada, confirmed a coup d’état, as indicated by President Luis Ars, before which Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo confirmed that reconciliation is not a pact of silence.

Nella Prada noted that in a session without a quorum, Janine Anez was declared president of the Senate, and later, in the Legislative Assembly without a quorum, she was declared interim president of Bolivia.

The minister noted that the document presented on Tuesday by international experts on the violence that took place in Bolivia between September 1 and December 31, 2019 shows the constitutional path of succession to the presidency and how far it will go in the event of resignation. No agents.

He said the final report shows violations of the rights of Bolivian families through repression with serious consequences, in addition to harming the democratic system in Bolivia.

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President Luis Ars confirmed this Tuesday that the report made clear that the de facto government had committed gross human rights violations, massacres and extrajudicial executions.

For his part, the Minister of Government, Eduardo del Castillo, stressed that it was necessary to start the process of reconciliation in the country, but without this meaning to remain silent.

Del Castillo also emphasized that reconciliation cannot mean silence because there are dozens and hundreds of Bolivian families demanding justice, he said.

Along the same lines, President Luis Ars also said on Tuesday that he would not allow everything that happened during the Jeanine Anez administration to be silenced, due to threats of a new coup.

The presentation of the report came amid stories about the intention of right-wing groups to promote a coup against the Ars government, in addition to the insistence of some Bolivian opposition voices to reject the coup against the former president. Evo Morales in 2019.