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  • Thursday, March 31, 2005

    Bolivian human rights lawyer denied access to the US

    According to this report, from the Washington Times, a Bolivian human rights lawyer was denied access to the US, as he was accused of meeting with "terrorist peasants":

    Some in Bolivia fear that the administration of President Bush is using the war on terrorism as a pretext to demonize indigenous leaders and groups who are critical of U.S.-promoted free-market and coca-eradication policies. "This is summary justice with no right to defense. It goes against the norms of international law," said Ana Maria Romero de Campero, Bolivia's former ombudsman. "The United States needs to give some explanation on what happened. If they can't produce any evidence, they need to offer an apology. If not, we're looking at a dangerous precedent."
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