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Bolivia: Awaiting justice: torture, extrajudicial executions and legal proceedings (includes errata)

, Index number: AMR 18/009/1996

Bolivian authorities have not adopted the findings and recommendations of the investigation undertaken by the Bolivian Commission of Human Rights of the Chamber of Deputies, into human rights violations committed between 1989 and 1993. These violations include extrajudicial executions, torture and ill-treatment of political prisoners. Amnesty International is concerned that the state has failed to bring to justice the alleged perpetrators of these violations. AI has been monitoring a number of cases of political prisoners who were arrested between 1989 and 1993 as members or suspected members of armed opposition groups. Though they were arrested between three and six years ago, their trials have still to be completed. Many are also believed to have been held in illegally prolonged incommunicado detention.

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