Bolivia Senate on Supreme Court President’s Suspension

La Paz, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Senate is considering a parliamentarian decision on Eddy Fernandez’s suspension as president of the Supreme Court of Justice, accused of delaying processes.

  In May, the Bolivian Parliament agreed to suspend him from his functions for hindering the trial of accountability against former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (2002-2003) and his collaborators, accused of genocide during a police repression in October 2003, when 69 people died and more than 400 were injured.

Senator Ricardo Diaz, from the ruling Movement towards Socialism (MAS), said 22 legislators will deliberate on Fernandez’s charges.

If Senate rejects the deputies’ decision, something analysts said it is very likely because that instance is mainly formed by the opposition, Fernandez must be reinstated in his post.

Beatriz Sandoval, member of the Supreme Court since January 2005, is acting as interim president.

Source: Prensa Latina

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