The former Bolivian president Evo Morales affirmed this Friday that the complaints for crimes against humanity against him “they will come to nothing because they are false”, a few hours after it was announced that the Bolivian State filed the complaints at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (Netherlands).
“They are smoke screens in the current electoral race that try to distract the attention of the Bolivian people from the economic, health and humanitarian catastrophe that Bolivia is experiencing,” Morales, who has been in Argentina since last December, said on his Twitter account.
They know very well that these complaints will come to nothing because they are false, they are smoke screens in the current electoral race that try to distract the attention of the Bolivian people from the economic, health and humanitarian catastrophe they are experiencing #Bolivia.
– Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) September 4, 2020
Likewise, Morales stressed that it is the “de facto Government of Bolivia” which is “denounced by the United Nations (UN), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), NGOs, Harvard observatories and prestigious newspapers for massacres and human rights violations.”
The Bolivian State, whose interim president is Jeanine Áñez, filed a complaint this Friday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague against former President Evo Morales for crimes against humanity.
Morales is held responsible for 40 deaths
The complaint blames Morales for the deaths of at least 40 patients for lack of medical oxygen supply due to roadblocks during protests last August in Bolivia, according to the Bolivian State Attorney General’s Office.
The mobilizations were called by organizations such as the Central Obrera Boliviana, which always refused to prevent the passage of personnel and medical supplies, while the interim Government of the country considers that they were instigated by Morales, who is in Argentina, and has already denounced him before the Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office for crimes such as genocide.
“Now (the State) sues me and some leaders of the people before the International Criminal Court” for defending democracy; and it continues its paid smear campaign, “Morales said, without specifying by whom this alleged campaign is financed.
The State asks the international court based in The Hague (Netherlands) for an investigation to determine and punish the perpetrators of what it considers a crime against humanity, which “caused the suffering of affected populations and resulted in the death of at least forty patients due to lack of medical attention.”
The Bolivian Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that “the fugitive from Bolivian justice” Evo Morales is accused of “inhumane acts”, by holding him responsible for the consequences of these protests for twelve consecutive days at the beginning of August against the postponement of September to October. of the elections in Bolivia.