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Bolivia prosecutor requests 6-month pretrial detention for governor

La Paz, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian prosecutors are requesting six months of pre-trial detention for the governor of the agricultural hub of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, prosecutor Omar Mejillones said Thursday.

The governor, arrested Wednesday and transferred to political capital La Paz, has been charged with “terrorism” and has investigations open for crimes such as breach of duty, misuse of influence and attacks on the president and high-ranking dignitaries of the state, Mejillones said.

The District Attorney´s Office requested a 6-month imprisonment in Chonchocoro Maximum Security Prison.

Noting the hearing will be held at the Virtual Hearing Court, Judge Sergio Pacheco asked all sides to enable cameras throughout the debate, “a requirement set by the Virtual Hearing protocol.”

State Attorney General’s Office, on the other hand, warned on Thursday that the burning and attacks on departmental headquarters in Santa Cruz will not go unpunished.

“Necessary investigations have been initiated to identify perpetrators of this criminal act, seeking to impose maximum criminal sanction,” said an official statement.


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