Category Archive: articulos

Oct 01

(Español) La justicia convirtió a la tortura en un método de investigación

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May 17

ONU calls for independence in prison controls

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The UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture (SPT) stated that it is urgent that the entity which monitors detention centres and acts of torture in Bolivia be independent of the Executive government, so that it can undertake its work conforming to international requirements.

“Even though we recognise the work of SEPRET (Service for the Prevention of Torture), we are concerned that its independence is compromised due to its subordination to the Ministry of Justice. Functional and administrative independence is a fundamental provision of the treaty’, said Emilio Ginés, member of the SPT.

Ginés refers to the Optional Protocol of the Convention Against Torture, which emphasises prevention in order to protect human rights.

SEPRET was created in 2013 “as a mechanism for the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman, degrading or humiliating treatment or punishment”.

Members of the STP were in Bolivia for nine days to visit 23 prisons. Following this visit, a confidential report will be presented to the Bolivian government with observations and recommendations. Ginés has encouraged the government to publish this report.

On the other hand, he urged them to work on reducing pretrial detention, which still represents 70% of the prison population, which has a direct impact on overcrowding.

“There have been changes in political, institutional and social structures, but more is needed to make those changes a reality and to strengthen the prevention of torture”, said Ginés.

Mar 29

(Español) ITEI asegura que se cometieron tratos crueles e inhumanos contra exfiscal Milton Mendoza

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Jan 10

(Español) Gobierno debe trabajar en “política carcelaria” y desestimar cadena perpetua

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Jan 09

(Español) Según experto Andrés Gautier: 50% de reos es inocente o tiene condenas desproporcionadas

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Sep 10

Prisoner spends nine months unable to see a doctor

Página Siete 10/09/16

Apolo Case

Juan Bascopé, a prisoner in San Pedro and accused for the Apolo case, reported that he has spent over nine months asking for permission to the judges to receive specialist medical treatment, but until now has received no reply.

“The judges reject my petition every time, and in the same courts they deny it, they say that the judge isn’t here, and my situation is unsustainable, I feel strong pains in my head, thorax and hands, I need specialist medical attention”, he expressed from behind bars.

Bascopé was detained by the police on the 17th of July 2014. On multiple occasions he has said the names of those uniformed persons who tortured him. The lesions were corroborated by the Institution of Prevention against Torture (ITEI).

The leading beekeeper faces charges for the murder of two soldiers, a police officer and a doctor in October 2013 in Apolo (La Paz), during a raid to eradicate illegal coca. Bascopé is the only one detained for this case, the rest were freed.

The last time he saw a doctor was in November 2015 when he received treatment to survive the tortures that they submitted him to.

The beekeeper is undertaking a case of torture against the state that “has obstructed by the action of the prosecution and the police that threatened my witness not to testify”

 

Amnesty International already has addressed a note to the General District Attorney, Ramiro Guerrero, in order to know what actions have been taken to address Bascopé’s complaint of torture.

Source: http://www.paginasiete.bo/

Sep 08

(Español) Llegaron expertos en peritajes médicos y psicológicos a personas torturadas

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May 01

(Español) Tortura y malos tratos, segunda vulneración de derechos más denunciada en Bolivia

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Mar 27

(Español) Denuncian que fiscal interfiere en avance sobre tortura en caso Apolo

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Mar 26

(Español) Denuncian que un fiscal interfiere en el avance de la investigación sobre tortura en el caso Apolo

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