BOLIVIA SUES EVO MORALES FOR CRIMES VS HUMANITY IN THE HAGUE
Bolivia's attorney general has accused former president Evo Morales of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported on September 5, 2020.
In August, Morales incited his supporters to block roads, preventing the transport of food and medical oxygen and doctors from moving around, the attorney general's office claimed in a Friday statement.
The supporters were demonstrating against the postponement of general elections because of the coronavirus pandemic. The road blockades claimed the lives of at least 40 patients, the attorney general's office said, adding that it was seeking an ICC investigation into the alleged crimes.
Bolivia's president of 13 years went into exile, first to Mexico and then to Argentina, after his claim of another victory in the October 2019 elections sparked fraud allegations and violent protests. Interim President Jeanine Anez took power in November. New elections are scheduled for October 18. Morales is also facing terrorism-related charges in Bolivia.