Bolivia: Further information on fear of ill-treatment / legal concern / health concern: David Olivares, Roberto Pancorbo, Rafael Puente Calvo, Ruben Cortes, Jesus Javari, Victor Flores Alvarez, Marcelo Gonzalez Barrios, Eduardo Panoso, Carlos Camargo and

Bolivia: Further information on fear of ill-treatment / legal concern / health concern: David Olivares, Roberto Pancorbo, Rafael Puente Calvo, Ruben Cortes, Jesus Javari, Victor Flores Alvarez, Marcelo Gonzalez Barrios, Eduardo Panoso, Carlos Camargo and

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Index Number: AMR 18/002/1995
Date Published: 26 April 1995
Categories: Americas, Bolivia

The mass arrest of trade unionists in Bolivia has continued under the state of siege legislation declared on 18 April. Reports indicate that many of those detained have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment. The official number of those still detained is 362, most held in internal exile. The Minister of Government, Carlos Sanchez Berzain has reportedly stated that access will be restricted to members of the Human Rights Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. A total of 74 people have reportedly been released, including all foreigners. There is serious concern for the health of at least four people, including COB leader Oscar Salas.


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