The Sakapa and Senkata massacres took place, in November 2019, under the de facto government led by Jeanine Anez.
On Monday, the Bolivian Public Prosecutor’s Office acknowledged a new lawsuit against former de facto governor Jeanine Anez (2019-2020) for the massacres in Sacaba and Sencata, which took place in November 2019, according to a report by the Ministry of Justice on its digital networks. .
Admission of the case is the first step to a liability trial, which will be required of Áñez as commander-in-chief of the armed forces at the time of the massacres.
The events of Sacaba were recorded on November 15, 2019, when a large anti-coup rally against Evo Morales of the Six Tropical Confederations attempted to cross the police cordon erected on the Huilani Bridge.
– In Media Key (EnMediatica) 6 July 2021
Four days later, the people cut a siege near the Sencata fuel plant in the city of El Alto, also to reject the coup, and clashed with the military forces.
The Chief Relatives of Senkata’s deceased, Gloria Kispert, immediately welcomed the fact that the lawsuit was accepted and said in this regard, “We applaud, yes, but we want to go deeper into the pursuit of justice for these deaths.”
Quisbert said it was expected that what happened would be investigated, because he noted that he had “neither forget nor forgive” what ñez and his former government minister, Arturo Murillo, had done by approving Supreme Decree 4078, which absolved the military of responsibility. 2019 coup
#justice │ Relatives of massacre victims demand justice and demand that Anez be brought to justice on his responsibility
Press release: ⤵️https://t.co/yKjtZlphz4# We’ll go ahead pic.twitter.com/z6WcdRdVbf
– Ministry of Justice and Institutional Transparency (MinJusticiaBol) 6 July 2021
The National Director of the Plurinational Victim Assistance Service, Tito Tornero, in turn, considered the admission of the indictment to the Public Prosecution Office as a “great achievement” after a long process of gathering evidence.
The former de facto ruler is facing criminal process in the regular justice system due to the 2019 coup, sparked by the former MP of the Movement Toward Socialism, Lydia Baty; The case in which he would have been exposed to crimes of terrorism, sedition, conspiracy, and decisions that violate the constitution, laws, and others.