Some hope of justice in case of Tipperary man shot by Bolivian Authorities


The mother of the county Tipperary man who was shot by Bolivian authorities has said a meeting with a former public prosecuteor has provided her with some light at the end of the tunnel.

Michael Dwyer was shot dead by Bolivian security forces in a Santa Cruz hotel in April 2009.

Authorities said that he was killed in a shootout as he and two other men were escaping arrest.

They suspected them of being part of an assasination plot against the country’s president Evo Morales.

Michael’s mother caroline travelled to Brazil to meet former public prosecutor Marcelo Soza who was involved in the subsequent investigation and who cast doubts over the state’s claims. He also said that he is willing to testify to officials in Europe about the investigation he was involved with. 

After meeting with him, Mrs Dwyer said that he has given her some hope of getting justice.