Bolivian government demands resumption of processes against Morales

The Bolivian Transitional Government threatened to take legal action on Friday if the judiciary does not regulate work on June 15 to consider dozens of cases against former President Evo Morales.

Bolivian government demands resumption of processes against Morales

“If an exit or decision is not implemented at the institutional level so that people can get access to justice, we will take the necessary measures and, be sure that on Monday we will take legal action so that the courts open their doors”, – Minister of Justice Alvaro Coimbra said  during the conference.

Earlier, Coimbra and other government officials filed 60 appeals to the prosecutor’s office, demanding the resumption of many other processes against the former Morales government.

Without specifying exactly what legal actions would be taken, Coimbra expressed his protest, since from the moment self-isolation was announced in mid-March, the judicial authorities only consider urgent cases in which situations involving detainees are concerned.

He added that the government asked the Supreme Court to order a full resumption of judicial activity, regardless of the emergency in the field of health.

After the opposition in Bolivia, led by Carlos Mesa, announced massive election irregularities on October 20, 2019, ex-President Evo Morales, under pressure from the military, resigned and left the country. Following him, the entire top leadership of Bolivia resigned, power passed to the opposition vice-speaker of the Senate, Janine Agnes. Authorities announced new presidential elections. Morales is forbidden to participate in them as a candidate; he is in Argentina, from where he leads the presidential campaign of his Movement to Socialism.

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