Bolivia: Cases of torture and extrajudical executions allegedly committed by the Bolivian Security Forces
In the context of a police offensive against the violent activities of newly formed armed opposition groups, there have been allegations of extrajudicial executions during security force operations and torture and ill-treatment of detainees accused of membership of armed groups. Reports and testimonies have been received that state that detainees have been held in incommunicado detention for over two weeks, during which time they have been subjected to prolonged beatings and threats. Some have allegedly been subject to torture by electric shocks, submarino (repeated immersion in water) and mock executions. There is concern that detainees have been denied medical treatment, and that relatives of detainees have been subject to harassment.