Weekly Report - 28 October 2021 (WR-21-43)

BOLIVIA: Controversial amnesty law repealed

Bolivia’s legislative assembly voted on 21 October to repeal a decree granting amnesty to citizens prosecuted for their actions during protests against former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020). That decree, which was signed by President Luis Arce in February this year, had been severely criticised by the opposition and human rights organisations, which argued that Arce’s Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government was granting impunity to its supporters while leading a judicial crackdown against Áñez and other members of her administration. The government claims that the decree’s abrogation will help diminish the extreme political polarisation in the country.

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