After learning about the conciliation and compensation agreement with former President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the lawyer of the victims of those deaths, Freddy Ávalos, stated that there are around 80 victims of those deaths who waiting for the former president to be extradited from the country.
In the “joint statement” released by the son-in-law of the former head of state, Mauricio Balcázar, only the relatives of the eight who died in the massacre of October 2003 will benefit from the payment of compensation and its amount is not possible. revealed by the decision of both parties.
“They cannot take advantage of all the victims, if possible, it is managed, it is misinterpreted, it is communicated that if all the victims receive this financial compensation and that is not the case,” the jury. clarified in a press conference.
According to Ávalos, in 2003 almost 80 people lost their lives and more than 450 were injured, many of them left with very serious and minor injuries at different times during those terrible events. event.
“We requested the extradition (former president and former minister Carlos Sánchez Berzain) and what is needed is that it is fulfilled, I hope that within that conciliatory agreement, which has been reached, these aspects are not considered and it can be in our favor to extradite them,” he added.
He questioned that until now there is no information from Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta about the status of the process in the United States within the framework of the liability trial that includes military leaders.
The chancellor and lawyer of the victims of October 2003, Rogelio Mayta, considered that the agreement reached by Sánchez de Lozada with the relatives of the victims confirmed the guilt of the former president in the so-called “October Massacre.”
Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín took refuge in the northern country after leaving Bolivia on October 17, 2003. The former president resigned due to the failure to control a social uprising that rejected the intention to export gas through a port in Chile.