Justice issues for former Bolivian president, Jeanine Áñez, They get complicated. This Monday he entered a prison in La Paz Four months’ detention against him and his two ministers, Justice, Alvaro Combra and Energy, Rodrigo Guzman. All three have been charged with “terrorism, conspiracy and treason” in the events that led to their resignations. Evo Morales In November 2019.
Bolivian police are working to remove a former interim head of state who was arrested early Saturday morning from a cell. Special Task Force on Crime (FELC) To the Obrazus Female Orientation Center in the south of the city.
A group waited for Áñez at the prison gates shouting the phrase “no one is tired, no one will give up,” which was characteristic of the mobilization of citizens in 2019, condemning the irregularities in that year’s general election. Tensions were clear in the Bolivian capital and other cities, such as Sucre and Santa Cruz, where police set up a strong security apparatus in anticipation of possible demonstrations, while rumors arose about the new arrest of members of the interim government.
Juan Carlos Limbias, director general of the prison administration in Bolivia, said he would be isolated for 15 days to respect health protocol due to the epidemic and then be given a place among the 200 inmates living in the prison center “without prisons”. Alvaro Combra and Rodrigo Guzman entered the San Pedro prison, La Paz, and the same regime. All three were charged with “terrorism, conspiracy and treason.” At the end of 2019, Evo Morales stepped down from power
The investigation against the three officers began Sunday and lasted nearly nine hours. As described by Justice Minister Ivan Lima, Áñez was included as a senator, not as president, so he has no special trial and is in a public prison.
In addition, Lima filed four additional charges in the public prosecutor’s office for crimes committed by Proez as governor. They refer to his management of the epidemic and some of the economic activities of his cabinet. These allegations against the former president should reach the Bolivian parliament Movement for Socialism (MAS) Of the President Louis Ars It does not have the two-thirds majority needed to convert the so-called “judgment of responsibilities” into votes.
These demands have nothing to do with the former president ‘s responsibility to suppress protests against his government, which in November 2019 caused more than 30 deaths and hundreds of injuries. President Ars approved one of his key election demands, the “Saqaba and Sengkata massacres.”
Many analysts believe that Áñez and his collaborators may face three judicial fronts: the process they are currently adding, focused on November 10, 2019, the days before and after the resignation of Evo Morales; A test of military action in the first weeks of his government, and allegations of ezine administration before parliament.
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