Hungary’s honorary consul in La Paz, Bolivia, told MTI early on Tuesday he had visited Elod Toaso, a Hungarian man imprisoned on suspicion of conspiring with terrorists. Toaso was arrested in the midst of a police operation to disrupt an alleged plot to assassinate President Evo Morales, in which Hungarians were shot last week.
The consul Miklos Bartos said it was still not clear what the charges against Toaso were. A police investigation is still under way, he added.
Hungary’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that it was not clear what the Hungarians’ involvement in the incidents in Bolivia was.
"We cannot precisely see to what extent the victims were used as a means to achieve something, to what extent they were possibly the targets of domestic political manoeuvres," said Peter Balazs.
Hungarian ambassador in Buenos Aires Matyas Jozsa said he would travel to La Paz on Tuesday.
A Hungarian-Croatian-Bolivian citizen Eduardo Rozsa Flores, Hungarian-Romanian Arpad Magyarosi and Irish Michael Martin Dwyer were shot dead for alleged involvement in the alleged plot.
Flores was buried in Santa Cruz on Friday. Magyarosi’s body will be transported home.
Hungary’s new foreign minister Peter Balazs said on Tuesday that Hungary would assist Romania in returning the body of ethnic Hungarian Romanian Arpad Magyarosi.
"We have offered to return the body at their request," Balazs said at his first press conference, adding that the Red Cross would also assists in the return.