Assofamed rejected, through a statement, the decision of the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Konadi) to defend the soldiers, which is also responsible for the proliferation of quasi-governmental groups that caused massacres, arbitrary arrests and persecution of thousands of citizens.
“In view of the human rights violations of the Bolivian people and victims of state terrorism in the last dictatorship headed by Janine Nániz, Arturo Murillo (former Minister of Government), Luis Fernando López (former Minister of Defense) and others, the text continued“ The right to know the truth, identify and punish those responsible. ”
The memorandum concluded by describing the accomplice, Ambaro Carvajal, a defender of Konadi, of attempting to destabilize the democratic process in the country once again.
On the other hand, the prosecution ordered, today, Thursday, the arrest of the former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, William Clement, for allegedly committing crimes of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy to the point of complicity in the case of the coup against the former. President Evo Morales.
In November 2019, Clement proposed, at a press conference, Morales’ resignation, regarding the political crisis caused by the alleged fraud that was exposed in the OAS preliminary report on the general election.
As a result of this coup, the massacres of Senkata (La Paz) and Sakaba (Cochabamba) were recorded, resulting in 36 deaths, more than 800 wounded and hundreds of persecuted and tortured, according to official sources.
So far, four former police and military commanders have arrest warrants, including the former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, General Sergio Orellana, who left the country at the end of 2020 heading to Colombia.
There is also the former Commander of the Police General Vladimir Yuri Calderon, and the former captain of the Bolivian Navy, Admiral Flavio Arce, the last accused of terrorism and sedition crimes.
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