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UN rapporteur sees ‘worrying’ and ‘serious’ removal of electoral officials in Bolivia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego García Sayán, issued a statement Friday, saying that to remove electoral officials in Bolivia created a "dire situation for the rule of law."

"The actions that have affected the integrity of the electoral courts in Bolivia are worrying. This is a serious matter for the rule of law. I am closely following actions that could undermine the essential independence of these judicial bodies," García-Sayán, a Peruvian, tweeted.

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