Government Rejects UN Plea for Alleged Hungarian Terrorist
Posted: Uncategorizedon Dec 30 |
Yesterday, the legal director of the Bolivian Interior Ministry, Fernando Rivera, said that the Hungarian Elöd Tóásó was legally detained in the terrorism case that resulted in the deaths of three of his alleged conspirators in April 2009.
Rivera’s statement is in contrast with the contents of a letter from the UN, which recommended Tóásó’s release due to supposed irregularities in his apprehension.
“The detention of Mr. Elöd Tóásó has been conducted under the Code of Criminal Procedure,” Rivera said. He noted that the Bolivian government will issue a response to the UN letter, including a statement on Tóásó’s legal status. He is currently being held in the San Pedro prison in La Paz, awaiting trial.
A UN working group asked that the Hungarian be freed because his detention of more than 32 months without being sentenced violates his human rights.
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