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Investigation against Luis Fernando Camacho is respected in Bolivia

Investigation against Luis Fernando Camacho is respected in Bolivia

La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) In Bolivia, the due process in the investigation against Luis Fernando Camacho is respected to the highest degree, the Minister of Justice Iván Lima assured in a press conference.

In this way, the Minister responded to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, who expressed concern about the events in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, after the apprehension last Wednesday of Governor Camacho as part of the judicial file Golpe de Estado I, for which he is being investigated for terrorism.

The highest authority of the UN underlined in his reference to the issue ‘the importance of adhering to the rule of law and guaranteeing due process’.

The minister reiterated that ‘due process, transparency, the performance of justice and we are guaranteeing independence in the terms of our Political Constitution of the State and the 1970 Law’ is respected to its ‘maximum degree’.

Lima clarified that those who do not act in accordance with Guterres’ exhortation are other actors, who seek that justice be carried out by means of threats, pressure and blackmail.

The portfolio chief ratified that he will not enter ‘the game’ of the radical groups that impose violence in the Santa Cruz capital and that the rules of due process will be followed to defend the arguments before the courts of justice.

Lima criticized the lack of ethics of Camacho’s defenders, who filed a freedom action for this Friday with the same arguments in La Paz and Santa Cruz.

In the case of La Paz, the hearing was held in the Third Court, which decided to reject the action, but now awaits the determination of Judge Jakelyn Farrell, who is hearing the case in the Tenth Criminal Sentencing Court of Santa Cruz.

Apprehended on December 28, Camacho was taken into custody early this Friday morning by the Eighth Preventive Criminal Trial Judge of the Departmental Court of Justice of La Paz, Sergio Pacheco, who ordered his preventive detention for four months in the maximum security prison of Chonchocoro, in the department of La Paz.

The former head of the Civic Committee of Santa Cruz is prosecuted in Coup d’Etat I for the mobilizations of October and November 2019, and because according to his public confession in a video, his father, José Luis Camacho Parada, ‘closed’ with police and military to facilitate the rupture of the constitutional order and the access to the presidency of the then senator Jeanine Áñez.

As a result of these illegal actions, a de facto government was imposed (2019-2020), whose repression against those who protested in defense of the democratic order led to the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata, with 38 deaths, hundreds of wounded and thousands of human rights violations.


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