ANF reports via El Dia:
Church affirms that lynchings ‘are not worthy of a people like Bolivia’
Monsignor Sergio Gualberti affirmed yesterday that the lynchings are not worthy for people like Bolivia, after knowing the previous day that another person was lynched in the municipality of San Julián, involved supposedly in a robbery with death.
The religious, described the fact as “very serious” and that constitutes a crime from all points of view.
“Enough of lynching, enough of those acts of barbarism that are not worthy of a people like Bolivia,” said the Monsignor.
This type of act has been repeated in different regions of the national territory, due to single complaint about a suspect.
“No one can claim the right to kill another person, if a person committed a crime there is a justice, act according to justice, it is not by killing that the problems are solved, I think this is a sore we have in our country”, he said.
MAS Deputy Edgar Montaño condemned the action of the community of San Julián, who tortured to kill a suspect of robbery, and asked the Public Prosecutor’s Office to find the perpetrators of the horrendous murder. [this politician neglects to say that it was his political party, and his caudillo, the coca grower, that were the ones who promoted the “communal justice” to obtain votes. A despicable concept which was distorted to “fit” into an obscure heritage that claims lynching … this barbaric act has exponentially risen ever since this demagogue party assumed control of ALL State powers, eleven years ago … and they intend to force the Constitution to remain in power, a despicable way to do politics!]
“We ask the Public Ministry to find the perpetrators, this can not be replicated more in any municipality or anywhere in the state,” he said.
Fernando Cuéllar, president of the Committee for Santa Cruz, expressed his indignation and total rejection for the act “criminal, vandalism and inhumane that pretends to do justice by own hand”.