Evo Morales criticized Chile for rejecting protection of Bolivians

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Bolivians arrested in Chile carried out an operation to combat the smuggling. | Photo: Reuters

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, criticized Monday to Chile by ignoring diplomacy and international law to refuse the protection of nine Bolivians arrested in that nation, while these were involved in an operational to combat smuggling at the border.
“We tend bridges but they are discarded by the counterparty,” said Morales in reference to detained nine Bolivians, the Chilean Prosecutor accused of alleged robbery with violence, bearing and possession of prohibited weapons and contraband. They were remanded for 120 days.

Rejection under cover of Bolivians processed in #Chile is a rejection to the diplomacy, international law and justice.

-Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) April 24, 2017 tend bridges that are discarded by the counterparty. #Bolivia believes in the force of Justice, not on the strength of the pride.

-Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) April 24, 2017 of Ombudsman of Bolivia, David Tezanos, asked Chile to objectivity in the investigation of the case, as well as to consider their possible release. “We want to call on the Chilean authorities to administer justice to consider the case of the nine Bolivian arrested as a case of human rights and can claim freedom, redirect your treatment from objectivity,” he said.
The Bolivian Government said that the arrest of citizens at the border is illegal and arbitrary, because they performed an operation to combat the smuggling. For this reason, the Foreign Minister of Bolivia, Fernando Huanacuni, denounced Chile outside the headquarters of the Council of the United Nations human rights (HRC) by violating the rights of the nine Bolivian.