By MATTIA CABITZA / BBC
Robert Clares Flores, Juan Veliz Herrera, Oswaldo Quiroga Mendoza
Gonzalo Rocabado, Adalberto Kuajara, Erick Reyes Villa. Photos © Pagina Siete®
Luis Aranda Granados
SUCRE, Bolivia .— Four former generals and an admiral were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years in prison.
Two former ministers were jailed for three years each for complicity for genocide crime.
The protesters in El Alto had demanded an end to the export of natural gas to the US using Chilean ports.
It is the first time that high-ranking military men have been convicted by a civilian court in Bolivia for human rights abuses, reports the BBC's Mattia Cabitza from the court in the Bolivian city of Sucre.
The former generals, Roberto Claros Flores, Juan Veliz Herrera, Jose Ovaldo Quiroga and Gonzalo Alberto Rocabado, and Adm Luis Alberto Aranda Granados were jailed over what has become known as the "Black October case".
The protests forced the president to resign More than 400 people were injured as soldiers opened fire during protests in the city of El Alto, near La Paz, the seat of the government, over the export of Bolivian natural gas.
Bolivia's Attorney-General Mario Uribe said justice had been done - and he hoped other former government officials could be tried soon. More...
Most wanted figitives of 2003 "Black October case"Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, Jose Carlos Sanchez Berzain, Jorge Berindoague Alcocer
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Mar 19, 2008
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Oct 18, 2007
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Jun 06, 2008
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Apr 08, 2011
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Nov 11, 2009
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