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UN Committee against Torture calls for urgent reform of Bolivian courts for lack of independence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The report, prepared by 10 independent experts who monitor the implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, refers to "the lack of independence and autonomy of the Judiciary and the Prosecutor's Office, as evidenced in judicial proceedings for sedition and terrorism brought against political opponents."

The Committee also expressed concern about insufficient progress in the investigation of alleged torture, ill-treatment and excessive use of force during the 2019-2020 crisis, which resulted in the departure from power of President Evo Morales, and called on current officials . . .

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