Bolivia: Raid on Human Rights NGO puts Defenders at Risk: Amparo Carvajal

Amparo Carvajal is a 84-year-old human rights defender and president of the Permanent Assembly on Human Rights in Bolivia (APDHB). On 2 June, dozens of people raided the APDHB’s office in La Paz and forced staff to abandon the premises. Since then, Amparo and colleagues have been sleeping on the street outside the offices as a form of protest, and to attend to victims who seek support. The APDHB offices remain occupied, and dozens of police are blocking the entrance. We demand authorities allow Amparo and members of the APDHB to enter the offices to carry out their work, as well as guarantee their health, physical integrity, and safety.

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