Tuesday, May 24

Preventive prison for Jeanine Áñez: the Bolivian government presents 4 new trials against former president

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Añez arrested


Áñez was transferred to a women’s prison in the city of La Paz.

A day after a judge decreed preventive detention for the former interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez, the government of the South American nation announced four new trials against her.

The announcement was made on Monday by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Fundamental Rights, César Siles, who clarified that these are accusatory proposals other than the “coup” case for which Áñez was arrested last Friday.

According to the Bolivian Information Agency (state media), the four processes that are intended to be opened will be framed in the legal figure of judgment of responsibilities since they are related to actions carried out by the former president and her former ministers during their time in the government.

Áñez served as the country’s first magistracy from November 12, 2019 to November 8, 2020, when Luis Arce Catacora, former minister and leader of Evo Morales’ party, took office.


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