LA PAZ, Bolivia ( Associated Press) — The director of the Bolivian penitentiary regime denied Friday that any equipment was placed in the cell of Santa Cruz governor and opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho following his rescue and family. Told that he had found a video camera.
“Camacho has a spy camera embedded in one of the cell walls and does not want to hand it over to the prison police because he distrusts and is worried that they will make it disappear to destroy any evidence,” the family said. In a statement posted on social media on Friday.
Afterward, the governor’s guards showed the media a small camera allegedly found in the cell’s bathroom door. “This cell was also used by the governor’s wife, who accompanied him to take care of his health,” said lawyer Martin Camacho.
“Nothing has been found,” Juan Carlos Limpias, director of the prison system, responded to the media after receiving the police report. “No cameras found, no cables inside the prison, yes, devastation,” he said. In a statement, his office assured that an investigation would be launched to find the people who “allegedly introduced the said device to the penal center … to put together a stage machine (scatter)”. for.”
Camacho, 43, was sent to Chonchoro prison while he was being investigated for alleged terrorism for his involvement in the 2019 political and social crisis that led to the election fraud of then-President Evo Morales (2006–2019) had to resign because of 37 died.
The city of Santa Cruz, considered Bolivia’s economic engine and opposition bastion, experienced a wave of riots following Camacho’s arrest in late December. Civil leaders and civil movements critical of the government recently requested amnesty for Camacho, considered a political prisoner.