The ex-President of Bolivia Morales charged with terrorism
The press service of the President of Russia
Morales himself, commenting on the charges, wrote in his Twitter that they are “illegal and unconstitutional”. In his opinion, a continuation of the “systematic persecution” by the new government of Bolivia
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The Commission of the Prosecutor’s office of Bolivia in the fight against corruption in absentia brought to the former President of the country Evo Morales accusations of terrorism and the financing of terrorism.
According to prosecutors, in November 2019, when the country continued anti-government protests, Morales contacted the other accused – Coca producer Faustino Ukrai. With him, the former President allegedly agreed to the organization of the food blockade and siege of the city during the stock.
A recording of the conversation Morales and Yukry in November 2019 provided the Minister of internal Affairs of Bolivia Arturo Murillo. At that time, Morales has already resigned and left the country. On entry, allegedly, Morales tried using Yukry to stop to provide food to the protesters cities of Bolivia.
The prosecutors also demanded the arrest of the former President of Bolivia, who is currently in Argentina, where he was granted refugee status. Morales himself, commenting on the charges, wrote in his Twitter that they are “illegal and unconstitutional”. In his opinion, a continuation of the “systematic persecution” by the new government of Bolivia.
Morales resigned 10 Nov 2019, three weeks after the start of mass anti-government protests. They started after the elections, which were numerous falsifications. The results announced by the local election Commission, were as follows: the candidacy of Morales allegedly supported 46,86%, and his rival Carlos Mesa – 36,72%.
The results of the vote Morales would have taken the post for the fourth time in a row. He first became President of Bolivia in 2006. In 2016, the country held a referendum on the abolition of constitutional restrictions on the number of terms – this office can take no more than two times in a row. Despite the lack of support of the population (63% opposed), Morales moved to third and then fourth term.
After the resignation of former Bolivian President flew first to Mexico and then to Argentina, where it is still situated. Morales is forbidden to run for President of the country, but in February 2020, has registered a candidate to the Senate of Bolivia. However, in the same month, the Highest electoral court of the country refused him this right.